Show off your green credentials with a colourful handmade tote.
Ideal for the beach or the high street, our tote is also a great way of showcasing your sewing skills.
We used a striped curtain fabric for our bag but any strong cotton would be ideal.
You will need two squares patterned fabric measuring 35.5 cm (14 ins) for outer bag and a 35.5 cm
X 15 cm piece for pocket plus lining fabric, strips for the handles and bias binding.
This is a perfect way to use up fabric from your stash.
Don’t worry if you are new to stitching or have not made a bag before, we have step-by-step instructions with photographs accompanying the stages of stitching and making up.
This project came from the book, ”Half Yard Summer Collection” by Debbie Shore, published by Search Press, RRP £14.99. You can order direct from www.searchpress.com and you will find details of a post free (UK) offer in the magazine.
We are all doing our bit to help the environment, and a tote bag you can use over and over again, is a great way to help.
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