You know what a Fig Tree fan I am. I read the blog for advance warning of new fabric collections and patterns and general "fresh vintage" ideas. Early in the summer, Joanne gave a sneak peek of her new bag pattern and asked for name suggestions. Because the bag was made from her new fabric collection called Farmhouse, I thought Feed Sack was perfect. So did Joanna and the Fig Tree staff.
She thanked me by sending me a copy of the pattern and a few mini charm packs. I haven't used the mini charms before and I'm sure I'll find a way to incorporate them into a project soon. I also like the bag (the pattern includes three sizes). Adding denim is a great idea and I am thinking of recycling some old jeans into the base and handles. I've saved many old pairs of jeans, thinking I'd come up with a crafty use for them and I think I found one at last. I only took a quick look at the pattern instructions but it looks easy and one jelly roll makes three bags. Could be good for Christmas gifts...never too early to plan ahead.