Did you get a chance to vote for this month's U-Pick Sewing Project? I hope so!
One project got over 1/2 the votes from the very beginning. Can you guess what it is?
You want me to make the Strappy Pocket Bag!
To be honest, I have no idea where this picture came from - so if you do, please tell us in the comments. I found it stashed away on my computer in a folder marked 'make someday,' lol.
It looks like a simple tote bag that can be made beautiful to anyone's taste. You could use earth toned linen fabrics (like our inspiration bag) or fancy it up with vibrant floral cotton fabrics.
I'm leaning toward the vibrant florals. What about you?
As for the straps, I can't wait to try some different materials. I'm sure that my sewing machine would do fine sewing a single layer of leather onto a bag and that would make a sturdy strap. You can now buy leather pieces at most big-box craft stores as well as online.
But cork would be a great option too (I would probably sew together a double-layer cork strap).
What materials would you like to see for a strap?
Make sure you let me know everything you'ld like to see in this tutorial in the comments below. I'm not promising that I'll show everyone everything they want - but I'll try! ❤️