Which comes first?
90% of the time I get most of my inspiration from the fabric.
So when I discovered this fabulous muti-coloured check tea-towel from Lakeland (well, at least that's what I think it was - it was definitely cotton with a little hanging loop in the corner) I just had to find a use for it.
And as it's so brightly coloured it had to be called an Elmer bag!
The ideas came easily - just cut off the sides of the tea-towel (it already had seams), double up and create handles.
Then sew the sides of the tea-towel together, create a dart and turn the right side out. No need to add a seam to the top as it had already been done for me!
Sew on the handles and add buttons for decoration.
Definitely a bag to brighten up any day!
I'm busily making a raft of unique items in time to sell them at a large centenary event at the end of June. It'll be my first stall <grin>.
Talk about excited!