After lunch, including the gorgeous baguette from Haruna Bakery (the best bakery in all of Japan), I sneaked up to my sewing room to complete my second project of this week. A small oilcloth tote to use for nipping out. Just enough space for my purse, phone, keys, hanky. I’d been looking for a more advanced bag to make with the beautiful fabric, but not finding anything I liked, decided to go simple and I love it! Oilcloth is tricky to work with, although I think it’s lovely as a spill protector inside toiletry bags and love the look of it on the outer fabric too. But you can’t iron out the seams, because it melts. You can put a piece of gauze over the top and iron it, but only for a second, as that too is just hot enough to make it go soft. It wasn’t too taxing though, and I got it all done without any issues. I needed a simpler project after the one I had done earlier in the week, a passport and travel document holder. You can find the tutorial HERE. I’m semi-pleased with it, but with the lined zipped pockets inside, it took a lot to get my head round (I’m not the most logical of people) and has a lot of small faults. Let’s hope golden week brings more sewing opportunities and is full of good health!