Tonight I finished making a friend’s birthday present. It’ll be her birthday next month, but I’ll be seeing her at the weekend, which gave me the impetus to finish.
She is heavily pregnant, so I hope the bag below will come in handy for carting around baby paraphernalia in the coming months.
I bought the fabric in the ‘Tomato’ shop in Tokyo’s fabric town earlier this year. I found directions from this site incredibly helpful, when I made a quick dash before catching a shinkansen/ bullet train up north. (ありがとうif Rin the author of that site reads this!) My friend had asked me for some Japanese fabric- I think – and the lining came from fabric I’d bought in Bristol (Bedminster, a lovely fabric shop I stumbled across once when I was there for work), which I saw and bought with the same friend in mind. (Apologies for the slightly wonky photos below.)
The bag gets the name in the title from the Whole Foods bag I saw in Chicago, referenced this previous blog post. I liked the idea of the double handle option to carry or sling over your shoulder.
As you can see, I’ve put a little pocket inside. This is the first time I’ve made a lined bag using the ‘French seam’ method. Surprisingly easy! Bye for now.