Fabrics of your choice - Base fabric (enough to make your bag the size you want it!) I used cotton drill: it's a bit canvas like and quite hard-wearing, cut to the size you want your bag to be, (plus a little seam allowance)
Accent fabric - mine was this lovely woven wool design.
Something for your handles - I used cotton cord that I crocheted with my fingers, something flatter would be easier though! A cotton tape, or handles made from your either your base or accent fabric would be nice
Double sided tape
Got all that? Then you're good to go!
While that was drying, I prepped the other fabrics.
Then I pressed and sewed the accent pieces to go on top of the bag. I folded the strips of accent fabric in half, pressed, folded and pressed hems, positioned the handles, and sewed them in place with two rows of stitching on my lovely vintage Pfaff.
So, that's it. If all of that sounds too much like a load of hassle, you can buy this very bag here - or a very close approximation of it, anyway. I love making these, they're so simple, nice to look at, practical to use, and obviously hilarious to boot. Happy creating!
Love and kisses,
I've been Christmas shopping! For myself! From the comfort of my kitchen table, at Fabric Inspirations where they're offering free delivery up until Christmas! Great news for sew-ists! Go and visit if you like funky, interesting, different and beautiful prints: from linens to corduroys to quilting fabrics....
There are some FABULOUS new prints available, and I'm so excited I almost fell of my chair when I saw some of them. My favourite features books...you'll have to watch this space! New bags for the new year in new fabrics...I can't wait! Come on, postie!
I buy pretty fabrics and make stuff...