The husband popped into Waterloo for the new Killing Joke DVD and while he sorted through discs I cruised their ample selection of indie bags for sale. I noticed a vinyl ipod case with a printed argyle pattern on it. As I seem to be working with vinyl as my medium of choice these last weeks I had an idea. I scrawled some notes on the back of the receipt and set to work when we got home. The gray bag was the prototype (the diamonds aren't stitched down all the way around, they're tacked down with a little glue) and the cream bag is the refinement of the design. It still needs some work but these will make good stocking stuffers for my nieces.
I'm not happy with the corners where the zipper hits the edges of the bag though. The tails of the zipper fabric stick out and I can't get it to turn out nicely with crisper points. I was just winging how to install the zipper and the lining fabric; I don't *really* know what I'm doing. Anybody have any pointers?