Our friend Annadeene asked me to make a bag for Tom, her husband. He is a mandolin player and she envisioned a bag that could hold his assortment of music notebooks, sheet music and songbooks, as well as another pocket for holding the tuner, capo and picks.
I was glad she asked because having a specific project to do helps provide focus on making bags, which is something I really enjoy doing but have a hard time making time for unless there is a goal or purpose.
I modeled the bag on a shoulder bag I have and use all the time.
Altogether I am pretty happy with how it came out, but I still have a ways to go and lots to learn to make something that feels like it'd be good enough to sell, which I'd like to do sometime.