I will be joining Ana of El Taller de L'Ana' Friendly Challenge No 116 on 30 August as I just happen to have a Cactus project I'd been thinking of making!
But back to today ..... because I hate throwing any paper bag away and I want to do my bit to save the world ..... yesterday I made this ......
using a paper take away bag as a guide to how I wanted it to look.
I wasn't sure whether to make a lining .....
however, as it is a prototype I decided not to, but it would be pretty easy to add one.
I think it will be big enough to hold 3 or 4 take away boxes ..... you can see a shadow in the bottom of the bag? that’s one box.
Today we went out for a curry, and guess what, we ordered more than we could eat, so I used the take away box I'd saved from last time and tested my prototype by carrying one box home in the bag. I was lucky, although the curry slopped about a bit, it didn't come out, and so no stains!
I'm thinking that maybe I should add a few words on the bag, something like "not a paper bag" or "recycle" or "re-use" ...... or maybe I should paint the bag some way, or maybe even use some Turmeric to dye it a lovely yellow colour ......
This was made using the pattern from the purple bag on the previous post, from "Charmed by Ashley" but I changed the measurements to be able to carry take away boxes:
Main fabric measured 11.5" x 21"
Interfacing for bag 11.5 x 21”
Handle, main fabric 2.5” x 10”
Handle interfacing. 1.5” x 10”
Made with a 2” fold at point 4 of “Charmed by Ashley’s” pattern.
Thank you for the pattern, Ashley!
Any ideas on decorating? It just looks too white at the moment!