Wednesday, 13 January 2016


After a morning of doing the 'H' word, I'm having a play with my sewing machine again. This time I am trying to make a shopping bag. 
I say 'trying' because I'm making it up as I go along so it could turn into something completely different!!!
I bought an off cut of patterned canvas, some strapping and water proof lining.
I decided to make a firm base to go between the in and outside pieces so I've covered a piece of mount board in some black material. The idea is to sew this in place along one of the short side panels of the bag at the base.
See, all this is in my head with a lovely strong shopping bag at the end of my endeavours. However, when I started to write the instructions down, I could see problems and the construction wouldn't have worked. I've now just decided to go for it and see what happens. I do have my quick unpick at the ready though!!!! LOL. 


pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Joanne, having just read the previous post and this one I am so impressed with your sewing skills! I really must find time to practice mine one day! Having surgery soon so that will slow me down bit - maybe then?? Hugs, Chrisx

Barb said...

You are certainly becoming very productive with your machine. The material is lovely. Barbxx