Talk about brainless sewing. Because I don't have enough to do...
Sometimes I am struck with ideas and simply have to carry them out on the spot. This is such a project.
This tote bag came with the weekend newspaper a few months ago and I was impressed with the impenetrable fibre it is made from - a suprisingly good quality plastic woven fabric. Just what I was after.
Why?? I hear you ask.
Yes, it's true I have a few hundred beautiful fabric bags but I needed a quick bag I could use for my crochet tube. Something that wouldn't be affected by rain or smells (the plastic is perfect for this) and a bag I could throw about (not that I abuse my bags generally) or be too precious about. A practical bag that I could sling over my shoulder and carry in the car and just generally out and about so I can manage to fit in a few lines of knitting without carrying a whole cache around.
I am often struck with the thought of carrying out a few lines of knitting when stuck in bank queues, supermarket queues, etc. But I needed a slimline tote.
Obviously I don't want to advertise David Jones as I go about my business so a fabric print was necessary.
The only thing this tote was missing was a good sturdy zip which I added. I selected a charming bird print. Unpicked the lot. Attached the print. Stitched it back togeher...and voila....!
Now, I know there are better things I could have done with that hour...but I have got a bag to show for it, so it wasn't completely bad.
And I managed to stash bust and give these sweet birds a use.