And another book pouch (or e-book reader holder, or a safe place to keep your stockings and tights while travelling, or a place to hide your chocolate stash, or, well, it can be used for about 101 different things!). This one is for my husband. He likes the 'day of the dead' vibe that these kooky owls give.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
To carry and to hold
We've been buying flour in 5kg sacks for a few years. I saved all the calico sacks with the idea that maybe one day I would be able to do something with them - and now that I can sew I can! The sacks are very simply constructed with a seam on the bottom and just one side seam (the other side is a fold). So after washing the sacks I unpicked the two seams, leaving a rectangle of fabric. Using two of those rectangles I cut a strip off one side of each rectangle to use later as the straps, then sewed the remaining fabric together into a bag and finally attached the straps. It took about 30 minutes to sew this up. With the A.C.T ban on plastic bags starting next month now is a good time for us to boost our stash of 'green' bags so I'll be sewing up some more soon.