But someone did!Admiring this bag lead to another thought which seems so obvious now but hasn't really occurred to me before. (I think I am a bit slow sometimes!) Next time I want an item I can't make myself or thrift I will check out what is available made by someone else for sale.
It's very sturdy and well-made with boxed corners, and is fully reversible.
I spied it in a deli we frequent on holiday for it's lovely coffee and cake, and my husband offered to buy it for me :)
The reason I am posting it (apart from to share it's loveliness with you all!), is to ask whether anyone knows the name of the special effect on the front, so that I can look up how it's done. At first I thought it was slashed tucks, but on closer inspection there is more than one layer of fabric in each row. The rows remind me of furrows in fields and the bright sunny colours just say "sea and sand" to me. Possibly I am reading too much into the design, although it was produced in the country by the sea, and maybe that influenced the maker's choices.
Thank you to whoever made this bag :) I know it will accompany me on all my forays this summer!
Happy sewing, 'til next time!