"Can you make a bag for my three-dimensional puzzle?"
(Er... 3-D puzzle? Bag?)
"Sure. How big is it?"
"About 30 x 30 x 45"
"It must be some puzzle, being that size... Can I see it?"
"No, it isn't here. And I need it asap, the bag"
(yes, of course - )
"OK, I'll see what I can do"
"Oh - and it weighs some 20-30 kgs"
Obviously, my silk stash would not be of any use, here. (Or, the bourrette might, but it crocks even after several washings.)
Fund a roll of unknown upholstery fabric, probably polyester, probably indestructible. But 30 kgs? And it needed some padding, thus also some covering fabric. Well - I still have some of that waterproof poly...
It soon became obvious that it would be so much easier if I had the thing itself to make the final fittings, so we went to fetch it.
Here are some of the pieces:
The puzzle (nearly done) in it's bag:
And the final fitting of the lid:
The puzzle is (I have to take this on faith) a 3-D model of the energy consumption of the whole of Sweden 2010, and it is made of solid wood. And yes, it did weigh some 20-30 kgs.
Next time (if there is one), I will try a slightly different way of sewing it up, I think. There were some tricky seams...