String Bag: A UFO and a tutorial

Another item finished from my UnFinished Objects pile has been completed! I started this tote bag so I could have a quick practice with my design for the Black Sheep Wools Sewing Bee. I had to leave it at the lining stage to complete other things, so it has been sitting around since early June (and is therefore probably one of the youngest UFOs I have!) until I had a moment to finish it. This is one of those makes that brings MUCH satisfaction because I am happy with every part of it – colours, fabrics, shape, stitching. Big Smile!

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It was a pleasure to sneak a few bits of selvedge into the design. Navy blue, zesty orange and grey is one of my favourite colour combinations just now.

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If you are interested in making your own version, I have written up the pattern, and it is available as a free download from the Black Sheep Wools website. Unfortunately, I didn’t take pics on competition day (no time), so you can marvel at my amazing drawing skills as I try to explain how the string patchwork is done!

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