I find fabric shopping stressful. I'm no good at it and I can't choose things. Even if a real life shop, I get baffled and confused and a bit panicky. I like pre-cuts because someone else did the choosing. For the same reason I like bundles. And I love Peg and Becca at Sew Fresh Fabrics because, not only are they the queens of bundle making, but they are so great at choosing fabrics. I emailed them to order some Echino London fabric for a secret project I have in mind which you will see in June and I said - and add in some FQs that go with it. And look at this. How perfect? Totally perfect and no fabric shopping stress for me.
I would also like to say that, in preparation for that secret project, I invested in this book. Shame on me I didn't know that Lisa Lam, only the international queen of bag making and owner of bag making supplies shop, UHandbag, lives right here in the UK. There were a few bag making books on the shelf of my local bookshop but the others were not a patch on this one. If you now, or at any time in the future, want to make a bag. This is the book to use. It is comprehensive, detailed and understandable by bag-making numpties like me but goes right up to advanced bags, techniques and fastenings for those of you out there who are not bag-making numpties like me.