Too cold for gardening, no DIY projects to start, no cooking plans so I went out to my hobby cabin to tidy and find something to do. As I refolded my stash of fabric I found a carrier with material cut out for a tote bag from a piece of curtaining 3 houses back; I had put this by for some time.
I was just preparing the handles when I saw a scrap of fleece jacket material on the bench; leftover from the rag rug making. Thinking about how uncomfortable thin fabric handles can be I fiddled around until I had achieved a nice soft lining for them. I added a smooth silky lining to the bag too from my stash of plain nylon/rayon fabrics someone had given me.
The really nice button I added to make a fastening was brought some years ago on Bristol street market and was economic support project.
This is a pretty bag, I may use it to give a Christmas gift.