I purchased white cotton canvas to make a bag. I dyed the canvas, hoping for beige, but got golden-yellow instead. It was a bit bright, so I overdyed with a teal green.
I was much happier with the look of the yellow and teal green Itajime Shibori pattern. I also dyed a piece of canvas with the same teal for the handles and bottom of the bag.
I love the results, the canvas is the right weight for an unlined bag. I added two pockets. The pocket below is made with an orange and white striped batik I made in Malka Dubrawsky’s dyeing class I took at QuiltCon in 2015.
The second pocket is made with the same canvas used for the handles and bottom. It is just the right size to hold a cell phone or small notebook.
The bag is approximately, 15″ wide, 15″ high and 4 1/2″ deep. It can hold a lot of books and quite a few metres of fabric. I’ve already tried!
I plan to make a couple more of these bags. I want to incorporate leather for the handles and bottom.