I bought some beautiful fabric in Laura Ashley a while back. It was in their remnant bin & I fell in love with it. Its been in my fabric box ever since. Today was its day. I dug it out and decided that because the pattern is pretty large, that I would make tote bags with it. And here is one of them:
The bags have come out a lot better than I could've hoped for. I used a french seam (think that's what its called!) inside as the fabric frayed quite badly. This tidied it up a lot and hid the fraying edges. Hopefully it'll be stronger too. Have made the handles extra secure by attaching them by sewing a cross inside a square. I was intending on selling them at the market this weekend, but I love them so much, I'm not sure I can part with them!