Like running out of the brown yarn I need to finish the handles off on this little bag. I was using up odds and ends of yarn, so mission accomplished, but do I now buy some extra in the brown or make it look even more like a mish-mash by finishing the handles in the orange or the green (the only colours I have left)?
Or not quite paying attention to what I was doing when I sewed this folding shopping bag ....
The handles are supposed to be joined the other way (i.e from left to right not front to back). I knew that, but was thinking about something else and only realised when I finished the binding. Doh! The tutorial for how to make this bag properly can be found over at Crafty Ady's blog.
Folded up the bag looks like this:
As is obvious from my mistake, I wasn't following the tutorial step by step. I used it to draft my pattern and then winged it. This bag has french side and handle seams with a bound seam at the base and magnetic snaps to fasten because I didn't have any poppers. I bought the fabric from Liberty back when I lived in Oxfordshire well over 10 years ago. I was probably intending on making cushion covers (I did make one in this fabric), but never used it up.
Hopefully that's it for mistakes in the near future as I'm crocheting a sweater at the moment - my first ever Doris Chan pattern made top down and with no seams (joy, oh, joy - no sewing all the pieces together).
It seems to be award season at the moment. No, not the Oscars, but blog awards!! I was really touched and honoured to be given two awards recently. Firstly the Liebster Blog award from Cindy Bee from The Bee Lady at Hilltop Farm and secondly the Versatile Blogger award from Pam at Threading My Way. Thank you both very much. I am still contemplating who to pass these onto and will be blogging about that soon.