The Brief: 116cm tall six year old child needs a bag for after-school tutoring classes.
The email goes something like this: " Could you make a bag like this one (fill in the blank) but a little bit bigger ... and with an adjustable strap? Please?"
I get to work on paper first.
Can you make head or tail of my pattern?
It gives the cutting guide and includes the seam allowances. I need a long ruler and a calculator (or Biggie's mathematical brain) to work out the dimensions.
One thing I still find hard is where to place the Velcro. It has to match up whether the bag is full or empty.
And here we have the perfect bag, custom-made for my little customer.