Thursday, August 19, 2010
bags bags bags
I've been mulling over fabric bags ever since I got back from Bangkok with a suitcase full of cotton sarongs in printed tropical Thai colours and Indornesian batiks. I also bought some fabric stiffener and not knowing how to use it, it's taken a couple of months to make these up.
The pink ikat fabric is actually from Uzbekistan - via ebay. It has batik fabric handles with plastic tubing inside to make it more comfortable to hold. Other handles are of thick cotton cord for a total beach look. All bags have a patch pocket inside to hold your keys and wallet - the large ones are perfect for the beach. the smaller ones surpirsed me with just how roomy they are - big and strong enough to carry a bottle of wine and a large sized plastic lunch container.
Oh, and did I tell you? They go in the washing machine.