I am happy to say that after the sewing misery that was my Milkmaid skirt, I was feeling a little disheartened to say the least.

So after a week or so in recovery, I whipped up this little beauty. It’s a very simple folding shopper– the elastic at the top means it can be rolled up and popped in your handbag for those moments when the cashier says ‘Would you like a bag?’. No I have one I made myself!!! 

It’s a fantastic little tutorial, very well written and very simple to make. I made it in an evening (even with lots of online distractions!). A great little project for a beginner. The main fabric was some that Mary Emmens picked up for me at Ikea and the handles are Caitlin Stripe in green from Contemporary cloth. I will be making more!