A few years ago I made my then teenaged nephew Mikey a slouch bag for Christmas. It was a huge hit – so I made his younger brother David one for his 18th birthday (which was actually back in March…it’s now December….oh well).
How do you successfully photograph the inside of bags? There is a zippered inside pocket on the other side, and a key leash. Lots of heavy duty plastic hardware and black webbing strap really makes the bag a little more masculine.
I have made loads of Large Slouch bags now – it’s such a versatile pattern and suitable for men and women. And it holds a tonne! According to the boys it easily holds a six-pack and whatever change of clothes they need when they go out for the evening or a laptop and textbooks for uni. And it’s great on the bike as the strap adjusts to fit comfortably across the body when riding.
And yes, despite it’s lateness, David LOVES his bag! Hooray! By the way, my two girls adore their “big boy cousins”. Clare made them a little present.
These two young men are amazing in the way they play with my girls and indulge their every whim. They are incredibly tolerant and loving, and are such mature, intelligent and personable young adults. It is so heartening to see!