I've just realised it looks huge on the pic but in fact is smaller- I blame the photographer! I made it from a cushion cover I got from Ikea this afternoon. My stash of fabric is growing but as I'm only a beginner I'm a bit scared of messing up so when I realised it turned out ok I was very pleased!
I didn't follow any pattern, just cut a rectangle and used the seams already there to help me. The fabric was just ideal and so easy to sew. I didn't sew seams on the handles and they were fraying, so I used my pinking shears. I love these scissors, I discovered them when I was 12 and recovering from appendicitis, since then I've always used them for decorating cards, booklets etc. Now they have a second life as part of my sewing essentials !
Next step for me will be a bag made of a fat quarter as seen on the sewmamasew website. And of course, the intensive week of blogging on Knitting and Crochet blog week!!!