Thanks for all the positive comments re: my last post about being new and a non-sewer! All really helpful, so a BIG thank you!
I've had a very productive weekend so far, and decided to practice (learn!) some basic sewing skills by making-up bags from my old maternity tops!
I'm actually quite happy with the results:
I managed to keep actual sewing to a minimum with this first bag (Friday night!) as I added extra bottom and attached the handle by using single crochet. I'd already crocheted the flower whilst waiting for my son's tap lesson to finish. It's like a glam string bag!
Had to do some proper sewing with the second bag (Saturday night!) - I survived! This might be a school shoe bag for my eldest son - if it gets a good reaction (otherwise I may keep it!). Resorted to glueing the eyes and mouth on though!
On a roll by now, I thought I would have a go at turning sleeves into trousers for my baby boy (inspired by a post I read here earlier in the week). Happy with them as a first attempt but maybe need to think about leaving more material for the waistband next time!
Phew, my arms are hurting now!