So I took a break from working on my “little” project for the “Felt Smack Down” contest.
My Daughter has needed a new dance bag for a while now. She is in more dance classes and has 3 pair of shoes now so needed a larger bag. I finally got around to making what I wanted for her. So first the happy part: I made her a drawstring bag with one outside pocket and four inside pockets for her shoes and what not. Looks cute doesn’t it?
I love the fabric. I bought it like a year ago meaning to use it for something like this and me being me, just “re-discovered” it.Now the sad part: I designed it myself. Great you say…not so much I say. I didn’t allow for enough width so it’s just a tiny bit too narrow. I didn’t allow enough length on the tabs on the sides so I couldn’t thread the strings through and had to jury rig it with elastic bands. The biggest mistake I made was that I didn’t allow enough room at the top for the cord channel. So as a result, the top won’t close down snuggly. Typical me. I added Velcro in the top so that it will stay closed.
On a positive note, and most importantly, my Daughter loves it!