My entry for Handmade Monday this week is the large tote bag from Cath Kidston's, 'Sew'.
|Pic courtesy of Amazon|
I really enjoyed making this because:
- It got me back into using paper patterns
- I had to follow a set of instructions
- I got to use the buttonhole function on my machine for the first time in a while
- I can now hold my head up during any bouts of retail therapy
.......and I lined the inside with natural calico (ooooh I do like a bit of calico). The bag also features a handy inside pocket.
.... and a roomy front pocket.
I embellished the button hole with a gorgeous pearlised button.
It should fold down happily to fit in my handbag ready to be used at an opportune moment but if you wanted to be sure of this, you may want to make the bag unlined, (as the book suggests).
Now I haven't been to visit Wendy's blog and Handmade Monday yet, but I just know there will be lots of wonderful blog entries waiting for me to discover, so that's where I'm off to next.
And my youngest's verdict on my latest creation "Its's good but it reminds me a bit of wallpaper" - at least I can always rely on him for an honest critique.
Have a good day and thanks for visiting.