Nope, you find inspiration on the world wide waster of time & you make something out of them!
What do you think? I did have it all cut out before today so that helped me along today when suddenly I decided I needed to sew it together. I had to hunt down the tutorial I was following though over at Noodlehead, though hunt is hardly what you can call it when it was the first choice in a google search! It went quite well though once I worked out what was what. It isn't perfect by any means as pants are a funny shape & it changes where the pockets are situated on the pant. Also I didn't measure any of the rest of it exactly so it is really quite rough! But hey, I thought it was pretty good all things considered. All except for the size! It's really not big enough at the moment for a hand bag for me! But oh well, I can use it later on... (or find bigger pants!)
I did get in some happy dancing tonight when I went to turn it all the right way through with all fingers crossed in the hope that it was all assembled in the right direction & the strap was right etc etc etc.... Woohoo! It was! Phew... & I remembered to add a magnetic clasp before I sewed it all up at each stage! Another phew!
I used fabric I had in my stash. It is called Kids Stuff which is all I can read on what is left of a selvedge.. It was part of a small collection of boy fabric for something for BJ eventually but all he is left with is the cars or trucks or whatever is on the other pieces still in the box somewhere. Oh well, I thought the stripe & dots was pretty nice with the cargo pant colour which is umm... not really a colour I don't think!
I also made use of both the pockets from on the pants. The one on the front flap has the extra little pocket on it. The other pocket I used on the inside of the bag as you can see below. (it ended up in the right place & up the right way & all! Woohoo!)
So that was my afternoon & evening. Time for a bit of hooky on a row of the rainbows. That is cruising along & looking all pretty & rainbowy! Another update on that soon!