WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Step 1. Firstly, cut out 70 x 50cm for the main body of the bag, 80 x 10cm for the strap and
a 15cm diameter circle for the bag base.
Step 2. Fold the strap fabric piece in half along the width, right sides facing inwards.
Step 3. Sew a straight stitch along the long edge. Then sew a straight stitch along the short edge using a 1cm seam allowance. Use a knitting needle to turn the right way around. Press and top stitch the sewn edge with 6mm seam allowance. This is the strap complete - set aside for later use.
Step 4. Using a zig zag stitch on the body of the bag, sew along one short edge.
Step 5. Fold and tuck a 5mm narrow flap of fabric in the top left and right hand corners, pin and straight stitch across. Then fold a 2.5cm hem and top stitch 3mm in leaving a 2cm opening for the cord at the top.
Step 6. Pin the strap to the right side of the long edge roughly 12cm from bottom and 15cm from the top.
Step 7. Fold in half width ways ensuring the right sides are facing one another. Straight stich from the base of the opening hem. Double stitch over the straps for extra strength.
Step 8. Find the quarter marks of the bag and bag base. Fold in half, and half again, pinning the creases round the edge. Match points and pin pieces together. Sew straight stitch around circumference to attach the base.
Step 9. Attach your cord to a safety pin. Insert into bag opening hem and feed through. Knot the ends to prevent cord slipping back into the hem.