Hurray! The Fat Quarter Fridays are back! (Admittedly, this one is a little tardy but is is still Friday)
This week's FQF tutorial is another things you didn't know you needed to make yourself. Has anyone else noticed how many crafty bloggers are also animal owners? Most of us, I think. Anyway, when you take 4 dogs to the beach as we did this week (leaving the camera in the car and therefore having NO pictures of the puppy's first paddle. durrrr!) you need a few "loggy bags". For the uninitiated, that means plastic bags to put your dog's poo in.
When you own a dog, every coat pocket, handbag, glove compartment and picnic basket has a stash of bags - until you have a clear out, and then discover that you don't have any in the particular coat you are wearing at the time your dog does a big poo in the middle of the street, and it can be a bit of a pain. So, here is the Marmadaisy "doggy loggy bag" bag. It is based loosely on my carrier bag holders. Please don't copy this design to sell or reproduce, although of course you are more than welcome to make them to use or give away.
(can you tell from this picture that we also use these particular kinds of bags to put treats in when we go for walks?)
You will need:
A strip of fabric 32x26cm
10cm 1 inch ribbon
A 1 inch thumb clip
To put it together:
Fold the fabric in half, and sew the side seam. Use a zig-zag stitch or overlocker to neaten the raw edges.
Fold over the bottom edge 1cm, press. Then fold over 2cm, press, and sew a channel close to the folded edge - leave a small gap at one end to thread your elastic through.
Turn inside out. Thread the ribbon through a thump clip, and drop inside the pocket (so it will be on the outside when turned right side out). Pin in the centre and then sew the top seam. Then match the side seams to the top seam, and sew a line 2cm in from the point, to make a flat corner.