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!


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.


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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