I already had a blue/teal coloured sheet that I wanted to use and thought it would go perfectly with the skirt.
I found a satchel pattern. Jolly handy that.
And bingo - I created a satchel!
I'm really rather chuffed with the way it turned out.
There was enough skirt fabric to make the front pocket, the front and back/flap out of. I think I even have enough left over to make something else! For the rest of the satchel, I used the sheet.
The outside of the bag is quite structured thanks to a new-to-me extra super duper solid interfacing. I didn't know that existed - it's surprising what you discover!
All of the metalwork was brand new - I might see if I can find some preloved clips/rings etc for the next version.
I always like to follow the pattern to the letter when I first sew something to see what happens. Next time I might tinker with it slightly. I love having a play with the pattern!
It's expandable in every which way. Perfect for school maybe?
And I've just found the picture of the original skirt so thought I would add that to the post too to keep it all in one place :)
Already onto the next project!