In a previous post I showed you a very patriotic bag that I had made ready for my trip to London last weekend. Well, I had a small piece of the screen-printed canvas left over. What better way to use it up than to make another bag!! I teamed the canvas with a piece of denim and made a tote bag (my own design - whoop whoop!!) and this is the result. This was very simple to make as I decided to quilt the bag and lining all-in-one so just had to neaten the seams with binding rather than make a separate lining. Easy peasy!! Oh and yes I have sewn one of my labels in the bag too - if I get any admiring comments when I'm out and about with this bag I'll be able to say "ohhhh - it's a Nicola Foreman Quilts original"!! And I just love these red leather handles (note to self: next time I decide to sew a pair of leather handles in place, wear a thimble!!) - I've now got a VERY sore finger from attaching these, but I am SOOO pleased with the result. This bag will be going with me to the Festival of Quilts later this week in Birmingham. I think I NEED to buy some more of these handles in other colours. Maybe in navy blue. And lime green. And red - I definitely more red handles!!
Update: I've had several emails asking about the canvas I used (and thanks for your comment too Sheila! - anyway, I bought this fabric a few weeks ago from a local fabric shop called Fabric8 in Felixstowe. I had gone for coffee with my friend Val, and when we saw this in the window of the fabric shop we couldn't resist it! Unfortunately there isn't much info on the selvedge - just Made in Spain by Vilber. It was extra wide so we bought a metre then cut it half - as you can see, I've made two bags with mine, so it was great value for money!
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