|Pretty Linen Bag|
Little Bag From Two Tea Towels
I found two pretty tea-towels in a faded linen rosebud design. I felt that they would make a lovely bag. I decided to try something simple and make it up as I went along ... that's me ...
Firstly, I drew a design ...
Secondly, I cut the main body of the bag and the lining ... one tea towel for each. If I had thought more carefully about it I would have chosen different fabrics for body and lining, merely because it is easier to photograph and it makes the instructions easier to follow. It also saves confusion!
|Body Of Bag - Cut Four|
|Pocket - Cut Two Leaving Seam For Top Of Pocket|
|Back Of Bag To Show Pocket Sewing Line|
|Front Of Bag To Show Pocket Sewing Line|
Now to turn all of the above on its head! The 'front' and 'back' are both actually the sides! Turn the bag as in the following picture.
|Line Seams And Sew Bottom Of Bag|
|Line Seams And Pin|
Now to make a loop. Cut a piece of fabric about 7" by 3/4" (I used a seam for stiffness). Turn and sew into 1/4" wide strip. Pop this strip/loop between the bags in appropriate place and pin ends securely in place.
|Sew Together Then Snip!|
|Almost Complete Bag|
Enjoy your pretty bag. Recycling at its best!