Weekend sewing: peg bag
I had some fun, sparkly deer fabric in my stash. It's by a Japanese company, Kokka. Is it kitsch? Is it twee? Possibly both. Somehow being kitsch seems better than being twee! I cut out the back of the bag using a small wooden coathanger as a guide, then pieces for the top and front. I folded over and sewed both opening pieces, then carefully whip-stitched by hand some vintage lace to the top portion. Then I sewed all three pieces together.
It's not entirely successful None of the fabrics I had were pale enough to make a good lining for the bag, and the proportions are a bit off. Still, it'll do the job for now, and is much more cheerful than that tatty old plastic tub. As I still have a bit of the deer fabric left, one I've got some lining fabric I think I'll unpick the seams, reduce the height of the top part of the bag, and make a new, deeper bottom part, and restitch it all when I make the lining. (The old bottom bit can go back in the stash, as it might do for lavender bags, covering little boxes or something else. Seems a shame to waste it.)
If you have any suggestions for why the bottom part of the bag is, well, baggy, I'd love to know how to fix that. Will lining it help? Should I perhaps sew the top and bottom together for about an inch to stabilise the opening? That's something else it would be good to fix when the lining is put in.
And there's still the top to work on...