I am sharing today a large "library" bag that I made for a niece of mine.
(I call them "library bags" because they are strong and large sized. The first one I made was for my daughter & grandkids to use to carry books back and forth. )
* [I posted about some of the other bags I've made in the past; and I hope I can make this link: --->http://roosterheaddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/09/some-of-my-canvas-bags-creations-over.html#comment-form take you there! : ]
I am still so 'green'; such a rookie at understanding the in's and outs of blogging~ But my very 'Blog
Knowledgeable' friend Wen, @ Apple Apricot (blog) is helping me to "learn the ropes!"
She is the hostess for the By-weekly party "Simply Neutrals Tuesday" http://appleapricot.blogspot.com/ where you will always find inspiration and encouragement in the creative field of neutrals~ I will be sharing my bag/shoulder tote over there today!
I heard of a savvy way of creating with canvas (on a blog I read somewhere ; ) using canvas (painters) drop cloths for your projects! I purchased this one at Home Depot in the paint department.
They are much less expensive than purchasing canvas by the yard (like I used to do) at the fabric store, and they come with hemmed edges; which make finishing a breeze.
One drop cloth will give you several bags.
Here's the one I made last week:
It is about 16"X18"
The straps are 'ripped' and then triple zig-zag stitched along the long edges to prevent fraying.
I forgot to take a picture, but there are 2 pockets (1-Lg. & 1-Sm.) inside the tote bag as well.
Most of the laces and trim are new; purchased from Prima Marketing or Maya Road.
That is about all I have today. Thank you for stopping in! I am so thankful for this blessed warm weather
and I am busy these days with backyard projects~
I will be having several weeks of out-of-town family coming to stay; in June and July! Hurray : ) !!
Wishing you many blessings yourself, for a great summer ahead~