Plus, project bags are nifty gifts for my other crafty friends so I can make a slew of these to give away or to use as reusable gift bags.
So, with my half a yard fun sheep fabric (that made me very happy), I was only too glad to make more. Luckily, half a yard of fabric is enough to make two bags: one small (enough for a pair of socks) and a larger one (enough for a sweater).
Using my instructions to make a ditty bag, I made a small one -- enough for a pair of socks.
And then onto the bigger one. But for the bigger one, I wanted to add a handle. I didn't have any strap material, so I decided to make one, using some thick twill tape that I had in my sewing supplies. Because twill tape doesn't stretch, it's perfect for a handle. I sewed some of the sheep fabric over the twill tape to make it more decorative. (I'll post instructions on how to do make your own handle, later)
And viola! A ditty bag with a handle --- big enough to hold a sweater.
I love project bags. They're a nice quick way to use a small amount of fabric with very little waste.