Duxford spring quilt festival.
I incorporated one of my charity shop finds, a stripy canvas that co-ordinated so well with the beach hut fabric that quite frankly it would have been rude not to!
I realised that our family holiday was only a couple of weeks away so I got a move on and made it over the course of a day.
The original plan was to make it with a waterproof lining to accommodate soggy towels and swimming costumes. But, I spotted this simple tutorial over at Made for a reversible tote and decided to give 'reversible' a go.
|The Stripe and Beach hut canvas work so well together!|
I highly recommend the tutorial, it was easy to follow, had relevant hyperlinks and clear photography. I will definitely be checking out more of the tutorials over at Made.
Here's the result.
I favour this side as I like having the two rows of beach huts. I neglected to take a decent pic of the reverse, but essentially it consists of the stripe fabric for the main body with one row of beach huts beneath.
I boxed off the bottom which was surprisingly easy to do and gives a much more professional finish.
I've used it a few times already. My non sewist friends couldn't believe it wasn't shop bought which was very flattering.
The remaining fabric is earmarked for a matching drawstring tote with the originally planned waterproof lining. I just need to pick up some lining fabric - but I'm off to Festival of Quilts tomorrow so no excuse there!!