As you may remember, I mentioned earlier in the week that one of my Christmas presents was a sewing machine! Previously, I had used my Mum’s sewing machine on a couple of occasions but I hadn’t really done much machine sewing before. Now though, I am excited to learn the new skill so I have been working on some projects. My first projects is part of my boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day present so I can’t share that yet unfortunately – I don’t want to spoil the surprise! But I completed my second project this week and this is one that I can share with you!
I wanted to create a simple tote bag that I could hang over my new embroidery stand so that I could keep my chart and threads for my current project together, all ready to hand for when I needed them. This is what I came up with:
When I received an email from M is for Make with a preview of their new range I couldn’t resist this typewriter fabric! I had bought a notebook using the exact same design only a few weeks before!
I found the instructions on Skip to my Lou via a Google search, but I have put the link below for you if you want to try your own 🙂
I was really impressed with the final look of the bag, particularly the corners which initially caused some confusion but the hard work paid off!
The bag is the ideal size to hang on my stand and I only altered the length of the handles (mainly because I only wanted to have to order 2 fat quarters!) but it has come out at a great size for fitting A4 charts into as well as allowing for plenty of room for large kits. I also lined the bag!
Even the handles turned out well with the typewriter design running down the middle!
This is a great project for beginners like me or an easy one for more advanced stitchers to do quickly. The bag would also be great for shopping or uni as it is a fantastic size. The photo instructions are also really straight forward and easy to follow!
I can’t wait to find another sewing project to get started on now!
- INSTRUCTIONS: How to make a simple (reversible) tote bag (skiptomylou.org)
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