And so in the past months, the idea of “Mommy & me” bags started to grow: a simple tote bag in an adult and a kid’s size. They are really fast and easy to make, pretty sturdy (as they are lined), and very economical in fabric use. The instructions for the bags are below.
I used a fabric from my stash which I bought months ago at Miss Matatabi. This fabric is one my favorite designs ever. I love the color combo, and I love how, from afar, the print looks like triangles, but then when you get closer, you see that some of the triangles are actually polar bears. A truly original and creative fabric! Frances still has it available in double gauze (in pink and blue).
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Press seam open.
9. Press the top edge of the bag, and run a line of stitches along this edge.
Optional: for more strength, you can add some extra rivets or stitches underneath each handle, catching the ends of the handles which you had exceed the edge in step 3.