The SEW Hip! Tote Bag (issue14) is the the first SEW Hip! project I have done in a while, I think… I am really struggling at the moment to recall anything about the past 8 weeks.
I wonder if it's possible to be
There should be a health warning.
To rectify things I decided last week that I would make the SEW Hip! Tote bag. I am hoping it will help ease me back into sewing… or ease me out of crochet, I am still unsure which it is.
Anyway, I believe I said something about it looking
easy peasy to make.
It is/was..(as all things SEW Hip!are) but be warned…
sewing & Hip Hop do not mix.
I tried it.
It was strangely reminiscent of when I tried to weave along to Les Négresses Vertes; just as yarn doesn't do Gypsy music, it seems that fabric doesn't do Rap.
Getting back to the sewing for a minute; No doubt you are wondering if I made my usual 'adaptations' …well yes I did. In fact I started to mess with the pattern from the outset.
Why use one fabric for your bag when you can use two!
Furthermore, why waste time making bag handles when you don't have to. Okay, you will have to make bag handles…
unless you do a lot of 'just in case' shopping
like I do.
I honestly had every intention of making my own bag handles. I had my piping cord ready…I was just about to cut some more fabric when jetlag set in.
After a 10 minute snoozefest (jetlag can be fun), I remembered my 'just in case' purchase from a few weeks back…
Why try and muster up energy to make bag handles when you have some ready made?
So what if your bag doesn't actually open up…
it still looks good …right?
Annoyingly, my logic managed to reason with my jetlag and they came up with this little gem…a bag that doesn't open, isn't really a bag.
Logic sucks sometimes.
I had another 10 min snooze.
Luckily, this 10 minute snooze was as productive as the last one. Why not simply unstitch the top of the side seams further to allow the bag to open up? (woohoo for logic).
To finish my latest SEW Hip! prtoject, I added a Beyond The Square Motif (no. 6).
Do I feel inspired to sew more? Kind of…
So here it is, my version of the Sew Hip! Tote Bag…
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