Friday, May 8, 2009

A Bag for Mum

I wanted to make Mum something for Mother's Day but I didn't know what to make. I was getting frustrated as time was ticking by. Then I saw this tutorial on Little Birdie Secrets and I cheered! A vinyl lined bag to carry your wet bathers. You see, my Mum isn't a fan of exercise but she has just started going to Aqua Aerobics several times a week... and I am very proud of her.


The bag is 35cm x 26cm with a heavy cotton outer and vinyl lining. I added a zipper pocket on the front for Mum to put her keys, phone, spare change, etc and a loop so it is easy to carry.


The liner is heavy duty vinyl so it is very waterproof (great for wet bathers), extra strong and gives the bag structure.


I cut the outer fabric too small (agggghhhhh!) so to fix it, so I made some binding (thanks to the fab Bias Tape Maker I bought from Nicole Mallalieu Design) and sewed it around the edge. I think it worked out OK.


I loved making this for my Mum because she is excellent!

10 comments:

Melissa Goodsell said...

What a great Mother's Day present for your Mum. I love the fabric that you chose, it turned out so well!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Oh, Nikki. Are you getting sick of me telling you how fabulous you are? That bag's gorgeous! And so handy for her classes (I'm with her though- I HATE exercise :-) ). I'm off to check out bias tape right now- it's been on my mind for ages and I need to understand it! xx

Cass said...

Great bag.

Treacle Beak said...

Gee your Mum's lucky Nikki, I bet she gets lots of use out of the waterproof bag ... it's just great!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The Binding adds the perfect finishing touch! I bet you Mum loved it - stylish and practical, the perfect pressie!

Linda said...

great bag, I love it! I bet your mum was impressed :)

Café Chick said...

Very clever. I need something like this to stop me carrying about piles of plastic bags, one for my togs, one for my towel, one for my clothes and jewellery etc. Great idea!

Lulabell said...

What a wonderful present, I bet she loved it. I always cut something a bit short everytime I make something!

Kylie said...

This is a great pressie! Lucky your Mum! My Mummy is a very clever cookie, who I just wish I could surprise with something so lovely.

She recently whipped up three gorgeous little handknits for my bub after I mentioned I needed some warm things for her to wear to school pickups/dropoffs! Mum's really are excellent. I hope I can live up to the challenge!

xx

Princess kirstie jane said...

It turned out great. Fantastic idea, I may have to try something similar as I get back into my routine of regular swims. Lucky your Mum.