A while back I was
tempted by the tea towels in our local linen shop. (Our town is very old school; this shop is brilliant, linen, towels, lingerie (!) and lovely friendly ladies.) Ethel and Edna was good enough to send me a link to a tote making tutorial which I started to follow late last night and finished this bag this morning. The straps were a bit of a fiddle, and I'm afraid, as usual, I ignored the pre-wash instructions but it has actually come out with straps the perfect length. I think the whole thing cost me about £2.50 to make which I think makes it a bargain. I will be trying these out at the market too, and if they don't go I will be more than happy to fill them with goodies for friends for birthdays or.......dare I say it........Christmas! Hmm just had a thought..I wonder if I could get two tiny ones out of one tea towel as bags for little people. The local schools wear red and blue gingham and the private school wears purple so might look out for something in those colours. What do you think; does a lunch-box bag need to be waterproof? The local schools already use waterproof book bags so they would be just for lunch...I would definitely need to pre-wash these as they would need to be chuck-in-the-machine-able. Hate it when my head runs away with itself....come back!!!!!