My youngest daughter returns to university this coming week and, had asked me if I would make her a laundry bag to take with her so that she can keep her laundry off the floor of her room. Liking the sound of a tidy room, I chose some fabrics from my precious 'Tilda' stash and set about making a simple drawstring laundry bag for her.
I wanted to add a label but I didn't have any ribbon or tape with any suitable motifs on. I sat and gave this some thought and inspiration struck when I remembered that last year I had discovered that I could print onto fabric using freezer paper to stiffen the fabric so that it fed through my printer. I had learned the technique using Kathy Shaw's excellent tutorial. I immediately made myself a label which I was very pleased with.
I also added a little piece of trim along the seam between the two different fabrics at the bottom of the bag.
I made the casing by sewing two lines of stitches about three quarters of an inch apart and about two inches down from the top and, I fed the ribbon in through the two side seams. All in all, I was very pleased with the result and I hope my daughter will enjoy using it!
Sorry the photographs aren't brilliant but this wasn't the easiest project to take a photo of!