Farmers markets abound beginning this next week, and though I have one of those funny looking metal granny carts that I trail behind me, I still need something to put my goodies in!
In the past I have used the Trader Joe's bags, which are so much fun...but after 2 solid years of use, they are beginning to look a bit dowdy.
So last week, while blog browsing, I came across a really simple pattern for a handmade market bag!
Now, anyone that knows me, knows that I can pretty much sew a straight line, but when it comes to following patterns, let's just say I'm a bit on the slow side.
I have to read them, re-read them, read them again...call a friend, do a trial run, tear out the trial with my most-used sewing item...the seam ripper... cry...then try again.
I am self taught, so I can't blame my lack of skills on my teacher!
Voila. (see photo)
So by trial and error (mostly error) I have made several skirts, some aprons, a small purse, and now this!
And, I must say...
this is really so simple a child could do it.
And I even messed around with the measurements, as I wanted mine a bit bigger than the pattern called for.
I am not kidding.
I made one a few days ago, and with many interruptions, it took me a couple of hours.
This one with no interruptions, just a bit over an hour.
I used some 10 year old K-Mart Martha Stewart broadcloth curtains for my material, but any type of canvas or broadcloth would do nicely.
Try it for yourself...here's the link
Got the original idea from:
Sorry Melissa....sometimes our dog Beau is not the only doofus in the house!