Parisienne Shopping Tote
23-24 November 2018
Wouldn't you just love a shopping trip in Paris? If that's not possible, how about this gorgeous Parisienne shopping tote that folds up into a pouch? It's super easy to sew; the extra little twist is the pretty picture. You get to print this yourself - on fabric, using freezer paper and an inkjet printer.
With more and more shops going plastic bag free, it's a good idea to carry one of these with you at all times. This project is suitable for beginner sewists and is a fun sew for the more experienced. Warning - you may not be able to stop at just one. Make a few for yourself or whip up a dozen as Christmas gifts.
Choose from one of these images or use your own favourite photo (click the title below the image to download the printable PDF). You will get all the instructions you need to print an image onto an A4 size piece of fabric.
No need to register for this sew-along and you don't need to be an ASG member. Everyone is welcome. Watch this space for instructions.
DAY 1 - Print an image onto fabric and cut out all the pieces for your tote
DAY 2 - Assemble the tote
LIST OF SUPPLIES:
- 1 metre good quality quilting weight fabric (112cm wide). Don't be tempted to economize with cheap fabric as you may not achieve good results printing your image or even worse, you may jam up your printer.
- 10 cm contrast fabric
- Kam snap (optional)
- Freezer paper
The tote will be based on a FREE pattern from Moments Designs. Link: www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/-free-stow-away-shopping-bag/289382. The construction method will be a bit different and, of course, you will be adding the printed image.
A word about freezer paper. There are a number of brands available and they are all pretty much the same quality. Some of the better known brands are Reynolds, Birch and SewEasy. Spotlight stores in Australia carry all 3 brands but not all stores carry all brands. Punch With Judy sells Reynolds. Most shops that specialise in quilting fabrics will sell freezer paper. If all else fails, Mr Google will help you locate something near you.