How to: make a foldaway shopping bag
When I was living in Japan a few years ago I picked up a foldaway shopping bag in the yen shop (their equivalent to the £1 shop!) and thought it was genius. I'd never seen them before. I bought a couple and they are always in my bag.
Of course, when I got home they were everywhere (a lot of genius ideas originate in Japan!). They are quite a simple construction. Which always lead me to the question "How do I make it?"
Over at Crafty Ady, they have made a fantastic foldaway tote tutorial that's simple to follow. Featuring lots of pictures and step-by-step instructions, you can be on your way to making lots of little bags in no time. The tutorial is written in three parts, with part 2 and part 3 on following posts.
Anything that uses up my stash and that I can have on show gets my vote!
They would be great little pressies too. OK, I know it's far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but any occasion that calls for bulk present giving/making, this would be a great project to try.
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[Image via Crafty Ady]