This week's sewing project has been a bag to put all Theo's Lego in. Probably a sack is a better name for it, as it's huge, but then again he has a lot of Lego!
The fabric is from Ikea. It's canvas weight, extra wide and a bargain £6 a metre. I used half a metre and have another half metre ready for making into a second sack (for something else, not more Lego!)
I was intending to do my usual thing of threading the pull cord invisibly through a folded hem at the top, but my husband suggested using the rivets and weaving in and out. The rivets weren't cheap (£6.50 for a pack of 15, of which I used 9) but I love the result. It seems appropriately nautical and together with the heavyweight fabric and french seams, should mean this bag will last a long time.
I myself have a pull cord bag my mum made me about 30 years ago which is still in use, so I'd like to think this one might last long enough to be Theo's laundry sack when he's at university!
The lettering is felt which I attached with Heat N Bond Ultra (a bit of a cop out, but...) and I used a pull-cord-plastic-widget-thing from my stash to secure the cord.
It's too heavy and big for Theo to lift at the moment, so it gets dragged round the house a lot, but I think it will stand it.
What have you been up to?