My friend of many many years recently gave me a lot of fabric – all of exceptional quality. But this fabric…well I couldn’t think what to do with. When my husband needed a cover for a machine in his shed I considered using it. When I informed my sister of this sacrilege she soon put me right and suggested all sorts of things this lovely fabric could be used for.
So here it is, a simple tote bag with pockets. I will be using it to hold some dough-nuts (and tea!) as a little birthday gift for someone soon.
I cut out 2 rectangles of fabric and added a patch pocket to the right side of one and the inside of the other, then sewed it up to a tote bag kind of shape. I do like a pocket!
I actually made it a little wide so I gathered in the top a little at the sides so that the top is less wide open but the bag is plenty roomy enough to cope with all those cakes.
I sewed a couple of strips of fabric to make the shoulder straps and stitched them well and truly to the top of the bag and that’s it! (Thanks sis, it was a good idea).
Can now see that maybe I should have lined up the pockets! Too late now though…
I also hemmed up four squares to make napkins and still have some left over, think this would be great for applique – maybe with a little embroidery added? Watch this space…
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