I am not sure if anyone out there has seen these; they seem to be all the rage at the moment. While I was surfing the 'web the other day I found someone who was good enough to put a pattern up for them. Lorraine from ikatbag, I thank you for your generosity in sharing such things.
As i had pretty much everything I needed (except the cord and the cord stopper) I decided to have a go at one. So yesterday morning was spent making two of these (I can only show you one as I had to leave the second one almost finished to go and attend to other things.
Lorraine has lined hers as she doesn't like exposed seams. I agree with her on that but wasn't sure my material was light enough to scrunch up so small with a lining so it is just one layer.
I am really really pleased with the way it turned out. It was easy, looks pretty and hopefully will save the planet; unlike the green bags we were all convinced to buy and then we were told they dont (EVER) break down. Not so environmentally friendly after all.
OK, off the soapbox and to some photos.
This was Lorraine's little strawberry bag; cute huh?
I do like the cord stopper that she used better than mine; it is more compact and neater. But I had to make do with what i could find when i dashed out yesterday morning to get one.
This is what mine looks like inside; I did French seams to make it neater; I do like doing French seams; they are like piping; I will use them on anything and everything. To finish off the top edge I just made a facing. Easy.
Before I go, a quick update on the status of the bridge. Bridge is done and is now in the garden where it belongs. It looks really good and will save us from having to walk through what looks like being a permanent wet spot in winter. Good job Sean. (Hubby too!!)