Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Trash" Bag Project

It used to be one of my favorite wrap skirts from my thinner days.  I wore it to the beach all summer.  It's amazing how much sentimental attachment you can have for a couple yards of paint-spotted fabric.

Now some of it can live on in a cute bag!

As part of beefing up my sewing skills, I try to choose projects that give me a chance to learn a new stitch or technique.  This time, it was the 'box stitch.
It looks like a box.
The idea of a box stitch is to reinforce where your handle attaches to the rest of the bag on the inside to help it stand up to the stress of use.  This thing isn't coming off anytime soon

The pattern (from the One Yard Wonders book) calls this a "trash bag to keep your car tidy".  I'm don't know what this bag is saying to me, but I'm pretty sure it's not 'trash bag'.

Maybe I'll hang it off my bike or something.