September 12, 2009

From tea towel to tote!

I bought an unused tea towel from an op-shop recently. It's made of 100% linen with vividly coloured pictures of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park on it and I knew straight away that I wanted to turn it into a bag.

At first I was going to make a Morsbag from it. I decided that I would have to make the handles from a separate piece of fabric, as the tea towel wasn't big enough to have them cut from the same fabric. When I finally chose some green cotton, I decided it'd make a great lining too. So I went with a more traditional tote bag design, similar to the reversible tote bag I made. This time, however, I reinforced the handles with "box-cross" stitching and added a double interior pocket.

I took it for a spin, and have decided the bag sits a little too low for comfort, and that the strap could do with being a little bit wider. It's sitting on my "to be reworked" pile...

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