After much umming and ahhing, I decided that I really didn't like the long black handles I had sewn to my recent tote bag - "Jordbærdrøm" - they were not very good quality, and twisted and felt awkward, and the edges on the back of the handles had started to fray before I'd even used the bag, and generally spoilt the overall look of it. I knew that if I wasn't completely happy with the handles, then I would never use the bag, so they just HAD to go - so I very carefully unpicked all those stitches (yes, the same stitches that I had sewn very neatly by hand only the night before!!), took off the black handles and replaced them with a very smart set of short red handles (I would have preferred black short handles, but suddenly realized the "black" short handles I'd bought from the Festival of Quilts were actually "very very dark brown short handles!!) - anyway, here it is, complete with red handles and very neat red stitches. I really really love this bag so much more now - these handles are smart and sassy (a bit like me really!!) and they don't twist or feel awkward - they just feel perfect! Right, now I'm ready to make another tote bag, this time with very very dark BROWN short handles! Now, where did I put those fabrics ;)
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