An apron, another bag, and a pinch pouch

IKEA apron

A few days ago, I joined a cooking class in the neighbourhood. And just a day before the class, my friend told me that I had to bring an apron. I guess it wasn’t too unusual since almost every housewife in Japan has an apron that they wear everyday.

Well, I do some cooking at home and had thought about using an apron, but somehow always postponed making it. I immediately turned to my scrap bag and found that I still had some leftover from my IKEA bags. This one was just enough for a small apron without pockets. Maybe I have to search deeper for more scraps. Anyway, it was a quick project, I drew the pattern straight on the fabric, cut it, and sewed some black twill tape.

Blackbirds bagWhile I’m at it, suddenly I wanted to make another bag. As if I haven’t made enough bags already! This is another Charlie bag, I made it a bit smaller and put some pockets and magnetic closure on the inside. The round patches are from a piece of furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth), a gift from buying a bottle of tea. I left the edges raw and only sewed several lines of straight stitches around them. The handles of the bag are also left raw and finished with zigzag stitches.
Blackbirds bag

Then I made a pinch pouch for my sunglasses after reading this tutorial from The Small Object. It wasn’t too neat and I should have made it a bit wider, but at least now I know how to make it.
Sunglasses pinch pouch
Anyway, we made beef stroganoff, salad, and chocolate cake in the cooking class. They were yummy and I had my pretty apron to protect my clothes from the tomato sauce!Bag pattern is Charlie bag from Burdastyle (with little modifications).

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