I just finished reading a friend of mines latest blog post over at Sew Random about not getting a chance to sit down and sew anything for a couple of weeks. I've been having the same struggle the past month but this past week I was happy to sit down and jump back into a pretty big project.
Boy Toy wanted a Messenger Bag big enough to hold all his man stuff for college, work and life. After some searching for the right style of bag, he was helpful enough to pick out the fabric he liked, as well as the webbing for the strap.
Here's the front of the bag. I have to admit, I wasn't so excited about working with this pattern of fabric but once I sewed the first seam I was in love with it. It's very forgiving and once I finished I was deep in love with it. I also didn't realize until after I started piecing everything together that this bag has an intended ragged look. The frayed edges and purposefully exposed interfacing made this a really easy sewing project.
Now all I need to do is figure out which project to start on next and get on it. The sewing but has been activated.