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Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (30th Jan 2014)

by Clare Mansell
Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (30th Jan 2014)

This week’s sewing project has been a bag to put all Theo’s Lego in. Probably a sack is a better name for it, as it’s huge, but then again he has a lot of Lego!


The fabric is from Ikea. It’s canvas weight, extra wide and a bargain £6 a metre. I used half a metre and have another half metre ready for making into a second sack (for something else, not more Lego!)

I was intending to do my usual thing of threading the pull cord invisibly through a folded hem at the top, but my husband suggested using the rivets and weaving in and out. The rivets weren’t cheap (£6.50 for a pack of 15, of which I used 9) but I love the result. It seems appropriately nautical and together with the heavyweight fabric and french seams, should mean this bag will last a long time.

I myself have a pull cord bag my mum made me about 30 years ago which is still in use, so I’d like to think this one might last long enough to be Theo’s laundry sack when he’s at university!



The lettering is felt which I attached with Heat N Bond Ultra (a bit of a cop out, but…) and I used a pull-cord-plastic-widget-thing from my stash to secure the cord.

It’s too heavy and big for Theo to lift at the moment, so it gets dragged round the house a lot, but I think it will stand it.

What have you been up to?

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Fran January 30, 2014 - 7:53 am

Just wondered, did you push the rivets in by hand, or do you need a gadget for that? Great bag.

Clare Mansell (Maybush Studio) January 30, 2014 - 8:02 am

Good question! The Prym pack that I bought comes with a gadget to put them in that you hit with a hammer. It’s not brilliant, but it just about does the job. I’m giving some serious thought though to getting something a bit more serious to do the job with…

Nancy January 30, 2014 - 11:04 am

Now to convince him the value of putting the LEGO in the bag!! I know it is a constant chore to keep up with finding storage solutions for toys. And there is nothing like the pain of stepping on LEGO with a bare foot at night…

joanne January 30, 2014 - 11:31 am

That bag is perfect and the rivets make it look so professional.
I know I’ve seen some eyelet tools in hobby craft before that looked really hardwearing!

nerospost January 30, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Hi! You made perfect sack! That fabric is just right for it and I like the navy look with the rivets and letters! I have this same fabric but not legoes … x Teje

Ruth Procter January 30, 2014 - 6:54 pm

The bag looks really good – and like it should be able to cope with a lot of being dragged around!


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