While I contemplated on what other fasting month project that I could do, I looked around the shop and chance upon this bag hung up on the newly renovated walls of the shop. It was a prayer mat bag but looked more like a handbag.
I was immediately smitten by what I saw, especialy the one hung up was in PINK! LOL!
There were also other colours – green, blue and cream, but it was the PINK one that got me attracted to the bag in the first place, but, of course! LOL!
I immediately got to work with Surinder to find out what I would need to make the bag.
I left Quilt Gallery a few hundred ringgit poorer (spent not only on the materials for the bag, but on other things as well…oopps! ) that day, but with a happy heart! LOL! Who wouldn’t, when you have spent that much amount of money already! LOL!
I started work on the bag, guided by Surinder’s tips, the following Saturday, and went to class at QG the week after that to put in the zippers as I am very nervous when it comes to putting on the zippers on my project.
I don’t know why, but I always find myself intimidated when working with zippers! Fortunately the zippers I put on my mum’s bag turned out okay! LOL!
I had to do the zippers a couple of times before I finally got it correct as the teeth did not match up.
So, here is my bag of faith……
What do you think? The idea is so awesome, huh? A prayer mat that can be folded into a bag, and it has enough room to even put in my `telekung’ (prayer garment). One bag, but with many uses. It can also double up as a pillow should I feel sleepy while waiting for the next prayer time. *wink*
I simply love the fabric! So english! I love the combination of pink and green! But, of course, it’s my favourite colour combination!
I think the ‘beauty’ of the bag, if you don’t mind me saying that *wink*, is in the detailing. Just take a look!
I love this lace I bought at Quilt Gallery.
Just look at the simple embroidery I made using my JANOME MC6500! The motif is so sweet!
This is the first time I am doing the handle using this webbing material (seen here in red between the handles). It makes making the bag handle simply a breeze!
Here’s the outside of the mat when opened.
Here’s the inside of the mat (the side that I will be praying on).
I just can’t enough of the sweet English rose fabric, but, alas, it was the last 2 meters that I bought.