For awhile I've been in need of a blade roll to store the various cutters and attachments to my Veritas plow plane. Unfortunately, Lee Valley's version of this fell apart the week I got it (sigh...). So, today I pulled out my wife's sewing machine and went to work on my own roll.
Since this was my first solo sewing project I admit I was dubious about the outcome. As luck would have it, however, only a week and half ago I actually got a first sewing lesson from a talented seamstress: my wife's aunt Zoe. In addition to a good time and picking up some (very) rudimentary skills, I was sent home with a handsome sartorial bag of my own that included a heap of fabric, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and fabric pencil.
Here's how it turned out...
Clearly, there's a lot to be learned before I can put on a journeyman seamstress's cloth cap but I'm pleased with the outcome, it feels sturdy, and I had a great time putting it together.
My sewing teacher is also rumored to be rather capable at the band saw. Who knows what skills I'll come home with next visit.