I've been searching for appropriate recycled / second hand material to make into a bag to fit with my handkerchief, but I had another easier idea. Many of you may notice when thrift shopping, there are so many donated reusuable grocery / promotional bags for sale. They come in all colours, and to a degree, differ in shape and size. Well I found the ideal promotional bag to refashion into my new accessory. This white bag is just the right size for my handkerchief, and cost me 40c at the United Church Opportunity Shop in Carrum.
So, as my first bag refashion with my new sewing machine, here is what I did:
1. Covered the logo with a white rectangle of material so it cannot be seen through the handkerchief.
2. Unstitched all the way around the bag.
3. Zigzag stitched the handkerchief onto the outside of the bag with my sewing machine.
4. Stitched the bag back up again around the edges
And voila, a nice looking 'grocery' bag:
Easy Peasy Japanesey!
It could do with a little something along the top where the handkerchief is stitched to the bag, as I had to fold it down a little to fit, but overall I'm pretty pleased, and it only took me 1/2 hour to complete.