Marie van der Merwe

Marie van der Merwe

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Didn't know these existed. Washable, cotton bowl covers - an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap #eco-friendlyliving

Didn't know these existed. Washable, cotton bowl covers - an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap #eco-friendlyliving

Lunch bags using 5 coordinating fat quarters - construction with small pieces makes this a great project for using scraps

Lunch bags using 5 coordinating fat quarters - construction with small pieces makes this a great project for using scraps

I recently had a run of bad bag luck. I had a leather purse that I loved, but it was destroyed when a bottle of water opened up inside of it. Then the pretty tote bag I used as a replacement ripped, leaving me completely bagless, disheartened and uninspired. Then one day as I was sitting by my sewing machine, I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye of some Railroad Denim fabric and eureka! With its sturdy weight and classic stripe, I knew I could make a winning bag that I’d be excited…

Turn dirt-hiding denim stripes and neutrals into strong, useful bags for shopping and beyond with this railroad tote tutorial!