making them yourself is really easy, even for the unexperienced seamstress and seamster.
and while you're at it, why not add some fancy decoration on the way like this faboulus rainbow design.
it's great for every day grocery shopping - much better than a disposable plastic bag, the next party, the library... or go and make two and give one away - this bag makes an awsome gift.
Step 1: What you need
- satin ribbon in rainbow colors, 1 cm wide (green, blue, red, orange, violet(i used pink since i had no violet), yellow, light blue) - you will only need about 20 cm of each color
- rest of white fabric that doesn't fray (leather, faux leather, plastic fabric,....)
- white thread and dark thread matching your dark fabric
- sewing machine
- scissors, tape measure, ruler
- pen and paper
Step 2: The pieces of the bag
mark the middle of the 84 cm long sides on both sides.
for the shoulder straps cut out 2 pieces of fabric 80 cm long and 10 cm wide (no seam allowance needed).
this will give you quite long shoulder straps - i like it that way. if you want shorter straps i recommend measuring the straps of your favourite tote and add 5 cm to this measurement. this willl be the length of the straps you need to cut out.