Thursday, February 11

Tea Towels

While checking out blogland this morning I discovered Cam's tutorial for her tea towel totes.
I set forth tea towels to find, errands to run, bills to pay, shopping apparently not everyone in our house can live on chocolate! 3 oppies later and no tea towels or any other treasure.
With lots on my mind it wasn't until I reached the supermarket I discovered I had forgotten my shopping bags, they don't always make it back to the car. Owning a zillion already I refused to purchase anymore and this upset the young check out girl who couldn't get her head around scanning my items and me loading them back into the trolley.
While driving home I made one last oppie visit no tea towels but a pile of pillow cases at 50cents each I grabbed a couple .... .... tea towel .. pillow case ... ... why not.
Home again I popped them into the washing machine while I unloaded the car and began searching for some tape and yes the last place I looked I found some cotton tape, unfortunately not enough to follow Cam's instructions but enough  for handles either end. After stitching up the side seams and turning the bag the right way out, the sides just gravitated inwards.
Now I have a zillion and 2 bags!
Thanks curlypops for sharing your tote pattern. 



CurlyPops said...

Oh wow they're fantastic! It's so much nicer to be able to take your own pretty bags to the supermarket.
I'm seriously in love with the floral one!

Wendy Olsen said...

I think they are great!!
Way better than the fuzzy looking old green things I have!! I am sure they are breeding in my cupboard...

sue said...

Yep they are indeed way nicer than the greenies - those darn bags are the rabbits of the bagworld! Pretty noice Miss Melissa!

Rustic Tarts said...

I can't keep up with you and Sue at present, you just keep on making!
They look great!