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Earlier this year
sent me some of their delicious organic cotton and I knew just the fun little project for it.
Jen from New Green Mama had recently come out with
. The instructions were perfectly easy to follow and made a nice self-lined bag with a generous velcro closure.
The cute little bags were a hit!
I loved how I could turn them inside out and throw them into the wash day after day, and because I used such high quality cotton, they still look great.
Here's a picture I just took today, 8 months later.
And here's one my Sister-in-law Brie made for her little girl. Cute birdie fabric!
So save some plastic from going in the landfill and let your munchkins put their munchies in reusable bags!
When I asked Lisa and Sarah, the adorable mother-daughter team behind
if they would like to guest post for us here, I should have known that whatever they came up with would have that same darling Spoonful of Sugar style. I wish I could mix prints like they do. And check out that teeny-tiny Eiffel tower, swoon! Here you go...
When we were asked to choose one of the fabulous sewing tutorials from
to make for a guest post, it was an easy decision. We have been intending to sew the
designed by Anna from
for a long while and this was just the motivation we needed.
What we love most about this purse is that it has a clear vinyl window pocket on the front which is the perfect place to hold your ID, Drivers License, or Rail Pass. It is sized for just a few essentials so would be ideal when travelling or when you are just popping out for a short while.
It was fun to choose three co-ordinating fabrics from our stash. We followed the tutorial pretty closely - everything is explained clearly and the steps are all photographed. The only variation we made is that we skipped applying the binding on the inside seams, opting instead to overlock (serge) the edges. We rounded the bottom corners slightly when we were sewing the purse together and used a little Eiffel Tower charm on the zipper in lieu of ribbon.
We are really pleased with the Purse and plan to make some more. We are planning a special Mother/Daughter holiday next year and the purse will be just the right size to hold our Metro tickets. and the gathered pocket on the back is perfect for a small notebook.