Make your own cotton shopping bag : Bags of Style part 1
We absolutely love it when we recognise a fabric that we have sold in the shop when it comes back in ‘made-up’ !
Just recently three separate customers were spotted proudly sporting fantastic bag creations…
She used to be a big cross-stitch fan but now she has become really hooked on sewing using her machine.
She loves to follow patterns and she was assisted with this brilliant bag by sewing tutor Sarah Mizon (contact firstname.lastname@example.org who is based locally to us in Ringmer, East Sussex)
This perfect little box-ended tote is fully lined and interfaced. It has been made up in two of our printed cotton poplins and we think it’s the attention to detail that makes this bag look absolutely fabulous!
Well we’re such a busy little shop crammed to the rafters with so much stock! But, we recognised our Willow Beach striped ticking instantly.
Wow what a perfect hard-wearing cotton to make a shopping bag from….
Meriel, who recently moved to Lewes is an experienced sewist who started making her own clothes in the 60’s including some great maxi dresses that wouldn’t look out of place today.
She says this practical little, unlined number only took a couple of hours to make and didn’t really use more than 40cms of fabric and as all our ticking is 2m 10cms wide-there’s plenty left over for other projects.
Thanks for letting us show off your work Meriel, it’s marvellous!
Now this bag is not such an obvious spot as its one of our freebies!
If you spend over £25 in store at the-stitchery we’ll reward you with a calico bag with £1.50!
but Susan spent a total of just 2 hrs (yes! that’s only TWO HOURS!!!) embroidering this art nouveau-inspired design onto this simple cotton bag and transforming it into something very very special.
Susan says if it stands still long enough she’ll embroider it!
Hats off to you all, Ladies! We love, love, love all the bags you’ve made and thank-you for allowing us to shout about them and share them! xx