So easy and so fun
I thought I’d use my recent foray into sewing TEN shopping bags as an opportunity to supply a tutorial on these makes.
A project like this is ideal for a beginner Sewist. You don’t need to fit anything to your own body – bonus! Plus, from cutting out to final stitch this shouldn’t take much more than an hour.
You’ll also learn how to do a French seam – one of the simplest but most highly rated sewing techniques you can learn. I use it whenever possible and it’s often used in couture sewing. It’s a truly egalitarian technique, open to novices and experts alike. And it’s soooo neat.
You will need:
- Stiff cotton. I believe the fabric I used was curtain material, bought for £2.50 a metre from Saeed Fabrics, Walthamstow.
- Matching thread.
- A cute little label if you’d like one for your make. You can buy…
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