Monday, 23 January 2012

Quilted bag

A friend of mine is moving back to the UK. She has been a faithful supporter and event-organiser for Retrak for many years so we want to give her a "kit" to start her supporters group back in the UK. A kit needs a bag, so I made this from some vibrant batik fabric I bought in Mbale, Uganda.

After machine quilting the fabric, I made it into a tote bag using this tutorial. The quilting means it has 3 layers of fabric plus the batting, so it's solid but soft. 
I added a heart shaped pocket inside.