My affectation of a nautical sail repairer was hampered by the waterproof lid lining material. The original Carradice seamstress having the advantage of naked [cotton] duck to work with. Nonetheless I contrived to re-use the original [wonky] perforations made by the industrial sewing machine back in't'dark satanic mills. Such was the vice like grip of the leather on my needle that I resorted to thin, rubber, mechanics gloves. [Get a grip!] An old wooden clothes peg doubled as an impromptu thimble to force the needle down through the holes.
Rattling away at the computer keyboard has not [alas] provided me with the calloused mitts of a jolly jack tar. Whom, without the slightest doubt, would have completed the task with far less effort, in half the time and still managed a far superior rendition of an old sea ditty as he did so.
The yellow wedge is 15cm or 6" long. Carradice claim their bag is 23cm deep. [front to back] The 8cm difference means that over 3" of bag capacity over the entire width and depth is completely missing.
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Perhaps a donation to a charity, of their own choosing, would smooth the way and avoid red faces at the local Trading Standards Office?