Handmade Cotton Bag

This bucket bag is incredibly useful — it's perfect for taking to the beach and can be your go-to carryall when you're shopping.

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Step 4

Lift the patchwork. Sew one straight side of gingham fabric. Partly sew the other side, leaving a gap of 6 inches. Sew on the gingham base, correct side facing inward.

Sew and Attach Gingham Side Of Cotton BagEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 5

Push all the fabrics through the gap in the gingham material to turn them the right way around. The seams should now all be hidden.

Hide Seams When SewingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 6

Hand-sew the gap in the gingham fabric. The fabric shapes should now all be joined together, apart from the handle. Sew the patchwork handle ends together.

Cotton Bucket BagEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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