So this was my first project from the aforementioned bag book. It’s called the compact groceries tote.

It is very similar to some of the other roll up shopping bags I’ve made recently. I made it for my Dad’s partner Joy as a gift when i went to stay with them in France..
This one required a popper fastening, which I didn’t have, so I went for a sewn in elastic. It’s a longer thinner than the other bags and had some rather nicely curved handles. It was good sewing from a book, it meant I didn’t keep getting distracted by the computer every time I looked at the instructions! I
Love the apple fabric, perfect for a trip to the French market!

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