Kale shopper bag
You may have seen me restyle a shopper bag in – this post. Not meaning to be ungrateful for freebie cloth shopper bags but they are usually emblazoned with the generous companies logo and or product. I prefer to be a little low key on that score.
|Kale shopper bag|
Since I am 99% vegan. And yoga loving. A Kale shopper bag would be just perfect for me. Not so easy to find. This sturdy hemp shopper was ideal for a Kale makeover. You have to create a side pocket – or one on each side – which only makes it even handier. Space for shopping lists, mobile phone, pens, business card holder or scooter keys.
You could make a Love bag or a Time Out bag. Pick any word/s that you resonate with or want to embrace. Just know less is more. You have to sew them on.
You need: –
1 x shopper bag
similar coloured fabric for side pockets
contrast coloured fabric for letters – I used Shweshwe
matching coloured thread for pockets and letters
You do: –
|You need letters, shopper bag, fabric for pocket, contrast colour fabric for letters|
Find craft letters on the Internet. Print them. Cut them out. I didn’t cut the middle out my A because it was easier not to.
|Cut letters from contrast coloured fabric|
Pin the letters to your contrast coloured fabric and cut them out.
|Cut pocket and pin letters|
Now cut out your pocket. It needs to fit on the side of your bag with enough space all around for a hem on top and a seam allowance on the bottom and sides.
|Zig-zag letters to pocket|
Pin and sew letters to pocket. I used a zig-zag stitch all round. It’s a bit tricky when there are sharp corners or turns.
|Pin pocket to side of shopper bag|
Now hem straight across the top of your pocket. Then turn ends in all around and pin the pocket to your bag.
|Sew pocket to side of shopper bag|
Sew pocket to your bag. And just like that your super cool Kale shopper bag is done! Head to your local farmers market and fill with organic goodies.
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More next week,