For those of you who are not aware I sew and make "one of a kind" little purses. Well, a few weeks ago one of my good friends approached me, whom I have done a lot of "custom" work for such as making special purses to go with certain outfits or special occasions. I have also covered her outdoor pillows back in the spring. I helped her repair a fur jacket, etc... Anyway, she does a lot of selling and buying off EBay. She wanted me to make her a heavy duty extra large tote bag with super-duper strong handles to cart her EBay packages to the post office. She wanted her EBay store logo on it and wanted it really funky! She sent me an e-mail and ask me to make it 42" x 42"!, WHAT!!!??
I started rolling out material and thought oh my goodness, there is no way in the world that I can handle this. I am not even 5'2" and pretty wimpy! Needless to say, I did not make her bag that BIG, but I can seriously step into this bag, sit down and if you were strong enough, you could carry me to the post office! I am NOT kidding. The funniest this is, I wrestled this material all over my sewing room, I was huffing and puffing and the SWEAT! If there had been a hidden camera, it would have been bad. If she paid me $500 it would not be worth it, so NEVER AGAIN!
These are the bags that I can make three or four in one day, no problem....
Until we meet again.... never say never! Guess what her birthday present will have to be? just not this BIG.