There are so many projects that I would like to begin and yet for each one I can’t find just the perfect fabric in my stash. I think my stash needs a serious overhaul. My tastes have changed considerably since I last pulled from it. Or perhaps I’m just being too picky. So in light of the fact that I didn’t want to go out and purchase any fabric for this first project I have pulled out a fairly large piece that, although I am not in love with it, it will do in a pinch. I have decided to make a very simple sling-type market bag. The pattern I have chosen to use is from a lovely book called ‘Handmade Home’ written by Amanda Blake Soule. She calls this the Broadturn Bag whose namesake comes from the Community Farm where she supports her local farmers.

The fabric I’ll be using:

Here are a few pictures from the book:

Stay tuned…