I am not the kind of person who enjoys a challenge simply because it is challenging. I don’t always like to finish something just to say, “I did that.” But there are certainly moments when I finish some rather challenging task, and I step back and say, “Wow, I did do that.” This latest custom project was certainly one of “those” challenges!
The closest thing I have made to these are my re-usable snack bags or the wet bag for diapers. So, when asked to make something that was big enough to fit a Nintendo DS, its charger, a few other accessories, and an MP3 Player, I knew that a snack bag would not do!
I looked through pages of information online to see if I could come up with some kind of tutorial that I could tweek to fit what I wanted, but the closests thing I came up with was a crocheted one. That person is no doubt incredibly talented, but since I do not crochet, I had to find something else. A found a few pictures that were not at all what I was looking for, so instead, I came up with the dimensions I wanted, figured out where I would place the extras such as pockets and elastic, and begin drawing a pattern.
I practiced with some paper before cutting out the fabric. (It had been mailed to me, so I would have had a tough time replacing it if I messed up!) I made two of these, and I am really happy with how they turned out. I included custom mad fabric-covered buttons on each one along with a carrying handle, so these almost look like minature lunch bags.
As the final part of this particular order, I also made some sandwich wraps out of some other fabrics my friend sent me. I also managed to make a few more sandwich wraps to put up in the shop. I am running low on the fabrics I use for those, so if you want when, get it while you can!
If you are interested in any kind of custom order, please let me know. The holidays are coming quickly (believe it or not!), and I will be closing off custom orders around the end of November, depending on how many come in. At the rate things are going, I doubt it will be any later than that.
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