This is still a paper crafting blog HONEST!!! More paper crafting will appear very soon.
In the meantime I would like to share a picture of my first Tote bag.
This was created from off cuts from a pair of curtains ;) Now that’s what I call recycling! I followed a blend of instructions between Debbie Shaw’s Sew What DVD and Sew What Bags ;) the box stitch to secure the handles was described in the Sew What Bags book and looks robust.
The great thing about making your own bag especially like this, without a pattern, is that you have complete control of the design. I wanted nice wide straps for the handles, so they didn’t dig into my shoulder. The handle length suits me just right. I didn’t have any blue cotton at the time, so the white thread wasn’t ideal. To be honest this was just a practice bag, to learn the techniques, but it turned out much better than I expected.
Maybe a series of these will become gifts for family and friends in later years, once I’ve had more practice.
What do you think?
Will get some paper crafting back on here real soon!
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon