My first thought? Uhhhhhh ----isn’t there a tote bag around here that would do the job just fine?
But I thought about it. How hard could it be? Heaven knows I have enough fabric here at home, and I could re-purpose the drawstring on the top of the plastic bag….
I didn’t even measure, not really……..it went like this…..
Empty tennis balls into a basket so they don’t all escape all over the floor.
Hold fabric up to plastic bag and add a bit more length, enough for a casing and for a boxed bottom ----cut two rectangles (one width of fabric was not enough) of the ugliest fabric in the stash that needed to go away!
Sew the two sides together….press side seam open. Turn over an inch and stitch down for draw string casing, turning in raw edges for the height of the casing so that won’t have exposed edges. ((This is so technical!))
I sewed across the bottom and up the other side, stopping the stitching and back-tacking just below where the casing was, leaving enough free to pass the cording through.
I boxed the bottom by bringing the side seams down to meet the bottom seam and stitching across the corners to give the bag more body. If I really cared, I would have matched the side seams to the bottom seams first, but hey, I was in a hurry!
And don’t you agree this fabric really needed to GO!? Sandi – if you are reading this, this is part of the fabric I got from you! It’s very masculine looking, a nice quality fabric – it just needed a place where it would be happy. THIS is it!
The whole thing took me around 20 minutes to make – and let’s face it, something like this that deals with actual YARDAGE and cutting and sewing is a lot better than having to hem a pair of pants or actually mend anything!
After all, haven’t you heard?
I was walking a fine line here!