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A tote bag with lining and slate fabric

A tote bag with lining and slate fabric

BIRGID ALLIG / LIVING4MEDIA / GTRES

How many times have you gone shopping and left the forgotten list on the table? So that this does not happen you have two options: write it on your mobile (which, sure, you do not forget) or bring the list written on your tote bag.

BIRGID ALLIG / LIVING4MEDIA / GTRES

And if you want to make other lists? Very easy. Use a marker for erasable chalk cloth (sold at www.amazon.es). Just by wiping a wet cloth, the ink leaves and you can rewrite it as many times as you want.

MATERIALS:

BIRGID ALLIG / LIVING4MEDIA / GTRES

For a 32 x 42 cm bag: an old tablecloth or a 48 x 34 cm printed fabric and two 60 x 6 cm strips for the handles, black chalk fabric 48 x 34 cm (sold at www.tiendatelas.com).

For the lining: Although it is not necessary to line the bag, it gives more consistency. If you decide to do so, you will need two pieces of lining fabric about 34 x 46 cm.

And also ... Get scissors, pins, sewing machine, thread, pencil, marker and an iron.

An advice: Before you start, make sure you have all the materials at hand.

BIRGID ALLIG / LIVING4MEDIA / GTRES

To make this bag, or a similar smaller one, weave the two pieces of printed fabric upside down, leaving 1 cm for the seams, and sew making a U, keeping the upper part open. Do the same with the lining fabric, but attention !, on one side it leaves without sewing an opening of about 10 cm to turn it around later. To make the handles, make a 0.5 cm hem on each long side and pass the iron so that it does not move.

Fold each strip in half and dial again with the iron. Hilvana, sew and reserve. To bag, insert the outer fabric of the right and the lining of the reverse, align the seams and sew with the machine 1.5 cm from the edge. Turn the piece over the part of the open liner.

Close the opening and insert the liner inwards. Sew the handles to the bag. Cut the chalk cloth into a piece to cover both fronts and the base, and cook it. Finally, write in it what you want.