I will be back with some photos when I've finished. As I am typing I have had an idea for a giveaway.
I now have 25 lovely followers and if I can get up to 50 then I will have a giveaway definately. One of the items will be a carrier bag dispenser, fabric yet to be decided but it will be pretty, and I will have to have a think about one or two other items.
Cheerio for now:)
And now for the photos:
I decided on some blue gingham fabric I found in my stash which was left over from when I made my daughters' summer school dresses and matching sun hats.
I am making two bags so I cut two pieces roughly 19 inches square.
Folded in half right sides together, I sewed it about 1/4 inch in from the edge then I zig zagged stitched the edge (I could have just overlocked it together but couldn't be bothered to lug it out from the back of the cupboard.
I found some white ric rac in my box and turned over a small hem top and bottom and sewed on the ric rac overlapping the ends for a neater finish and so that it doesn't fray.
Then I cut 2 pieces of fabric 2 inches wide by about 8 and 1/2 inches long. This is for the hanging loop.
I should have ironed this but I couldn't be bothered to lug the iron and ironing board out.
I folded it in half lengthwise then tucked the edges inside and sewed this together right side out.
Sorry about the fuzzy photo below.
Then I zig zagged it down on the inside on the hem.