Thursday, February 24, 2011

bag for our beloved babysitter

I made this oversize tote for our babysitter. The EU is trying to ban those ubiquitous plastic shopping bags (which I can't stand), so this is a step in that direction.

Months ago I saw the fabric at IKEA and thought of her. It's a canvassy cotton and there is so much you can do with the colors, but her favorite color is pink, so I went with that for the contrast thread and soft, extra-wide handles (for heavy loads). I hope it's not too long. It turned out longer than I'd planned. Ooops!

The inside is lined in white cotton with a roomy pocket in the same black canvas and, of course, a monogrammed tag.

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