Earlier this year I had my first tutorial published in print in the Love Sewing magazine! I wrote a how-to guide on making a school satchel (my own design) using laminated cotton and opted for a more unisex Elephants print from the new "slicker" collection by Cloud 9 fabrics

Elephant Wipe Clean School Satchel

I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw my bag on the front cover of the magazine in my local supermarket!  

My tutorial shows how to make a simple rectangular book bag with optional short handle on the flap and detachable shoulder strap. I offer several tips on working with laminated cotton which is such an easy and versatile fabric to sew! 

You will find the elephant satchel in my shop along with a made-to-order version in a choice of several other funky wipe clean fabrics for girls and boys! 

There is also an owl version which I love combined with orange - it really makes the colours pop!