Sunday 20 March 2011
Handmade Shopping Bag
I found some material that she was happy with (it was actually from an old throw she had donated to me over a year ago!). I used straps that I had taken from another bag that I had managed to salvage. I also used a washable vinyl type of material for the bag lining, which I already had in the house. This bag is great for my gran because it is also machine washable.
I didn’t follow any particular pattern for this bag. I normally just play around with sizes, I have made a few bags now, and they are all individual designs. I made a few pockets for the inside of the bag and a large one for the outside of the bag. Now she can keep her keys and other small objects inside the pockets, so she doesn’t need to be fumbling around at the bottom of her bag anymore.
Here is a link to a tutorial for a bag very similar to the one I made. http://www.thelongestyear.typepad.com/EasyToteTut.pdf
If you like looking at free tutorials, then please visit the www.thelongestyear.typepad.com blog because it has quite a few other great tutorials, there are some under 'tutorials' and under 'How to make' section. I noticed there were quite a few sewing ones amongst them.