It’s Bandana Day on 12 October and The Sunflower Fund have released their new bandanas on sale for R25 at Pick ‘n Pay stores, Round Table Southern Africa branches, Zando and their offices in Westlake, Cape Town. Last year I started
using the bandanas for various sewing projects inspired by Paige and Ethan. This year I want to once again show you how to transform these bright squares of fabric into fun and useful items for your home. The proceeds of bandana sales go towards the costs of registering bone marrow donors, and helping to save lives. So please go buy your bandanas and wear them, sew with them and show your support for this great cause.
Reusable shopping bags are the way to go but I often forget them in the car if they don’t fit into my handbag and my last roll-up bag eventually broke. Stitched by Crystal has a lovely tutorial for a reusable shopping bag which rolls up and is secured by elastic which you sew into the seam – such a clever pattern.
I added a snap button to close the bag and it looks really striking in the purple and orange bandana fabric.The bag was smaller than I wanted, and I would add another 4″/10cm to the length. Check out my Pinterest Bandana Board for more sewing tutorials and ideas.
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