Did you know that 1,2,3 Sew is shipping from amazon? It should be hitting your local bookstore or fabric shop soon. I actually spotted a copy at my local Barnes & Noble last week. I’ll be sewing things from the book all summer — just to show you different colors, fabrics and options here and there.
I recently made the Market Bag from the book using Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Rising Viewfinders fabric. Love this fabric. You can see my latest version above and the one pictured in the book below — made with a pear patterned cotton fabric and a burlap bottom.
I made the bag just like the one in the book, but added some quick embroidery and made the squared bottoms a bit smaller. I’m thinking this will be a great summer tote — to load up towels for the pool or take on quick day trips. I also think it would work really well for traveling as you can just tie the handles and make a smaller handbag, as shown below.
If you’ve already got the book and have started making stuff, I’ve set up a flickr pool. So make something and share it!