Monday, 21 September 2009

Matching bags

Remember the gazebo roof that had been dumped in a skip and I pulled it out and brought it home? Well there's loads more fabric left after I made a couple of bags with it, so I made two more. I like the handy size of the Tesco wine bags which carry six bottles, so I used one for a pattern and copied it. This is it. I didn't put the dividers inside though so it can be used for general shopping.
I made the decoration on the front by fusing together plastic bags. There is six layers of green, with letters and hearts added, all sandwiched between clear plastic, and ironed. If you are going to do this be sure to put greaseproof paper top and bottom to protect your iron. Then I stitched it on with a zigzag stitch on the machine. It looks very eyecatching.

Then I made another one. This is much bigger, with a similar design on the front.
Here are all four of my matching bags, and there is still lots of fabric left over to make some more.


  1. brilliant Ilona! I might try fusing plastic, looks interesting :0)

  2. They're amazing Ilona. How clever you are with that sewing machine.

  3. Re-reading your brilliant blog - forgot how great these bags were - especially in view of the new carrier bag charge!


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