Happy bag

It was one of my best friends birthdays a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to give her something I’ve made, only trouble is she isn’t a jewellery person, which is my staple birthday gift, so I decided to try out a new bag style. So a tote bag it was, she loves shopping and lives in Wales where they have to take their own shopping bags or pay for the privilege of collecting plastic bags (a great idea I think).

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I wanted to make a really strong one so went one better than the single layer calico bag, this gave me the chance to use some of the gorgeous fabric I’ve collected over the years. I chose a Paris inspired cotton and used a thick calico for the outside. To pretty it up a bit I appliqu├ęd the word happy to one side, my friend is a very happy person so it suits her well.

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I really love this bag, better I think than the slouch bags, so the next one I make will be for me – the main perk of being creative! I think these bags are also a definite for my business, I’ll have to start thinking of some themes and some key word to put on them?