I am a total novice in sewing. I bought (believe it or not) an IKEA sewing machine. Fairly cheap and good enough to do my first steps in sewing. Lili and Gabi have way more experience in it, and so basically they always have to guide me in my sewing projects. A few weeks back I did some screen printing with a friend (some day I’ll show you how to do this), and I wanted to put those printings on a bag. So the bags had to be created. Gabi was kind enough to guide me through and explain me how to use a sewing machine.
This is definitely a good last minute Christmas present idea. It does not require very long and a hand-made present is always very much appreciated!
Any kind of fabric. I didn’t measure it. I compared it with a tote bag I had already at home.
And of course a sewing machine and a pair of scissors.
In the meantime assistants are allowed to be silly with any remaining fabric.
Now turn the straps inside out. I do really suggest you to make the straps large enough so the turning inside out action is not becoming a real pain! For this bag I didn’t have enough fabric left and it was really tricky to turn the fabric. Lili and Gabi helped me out. It took seriously quite a bit of time. We used the technique of putting a pencil through and turn the fabric over it. Eventually it worked out.
Sew a square shape. As mentioned earlier my skills are very limited and therefore my squares are not very even. But for a first time try I suppose it is okay.
Have a good Thursday!
Nathalie & the gang