14 March 2008


a linen and cotton bag with leather straps

This is the simple drawstring bag with leather straps from Amy Butler's In Stitches. I modified the pattern slightly since I didn't want to use the exterior fabric for the lining. Bookbinding tools and methods came in handy for sewing the strap together. I used an awl to punch three holes in the overlapping ends of the straps. I went through the holes in one direction with a running stitch and then through each hole individually and around the sides of the straps with a figure eight.

You're making my head spin with all the bags! I just can't figure out which one to make. Love the strap on this.
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