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Charlie grocery bag - prototype

Added Mar 13, 2009

by serenac11

Zurich, Switzerland






Last Christmas I sew tote bags as presents for most of my friends. I ended up with ten or so, improving my technique (and becoming faster, too ;O) while going. This was the first attempt. In the following ones I used bias in contrasting colour, French seams and I cut the pattern in one piece, in order to avoid one side seam.

Material Notes

Cotton, light fabric from Ikea. For the following ones I used heavier fabric from Ikea and some wax-printed African fabric.




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    Mar 13, 2009, 03.42 PMby lovemelovemyshoes

    Great bag and I love that fabric! I feel a shopping trip coming on… thanks for the inspiration.

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    Mar 13, 2009, 01.20 PMby bramblebothy

    very nice! I am going to try out the charlie pattern, It looks great and is a good idea for gifts!

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