A few weeks ago Rochelle posted about a free class on Craftsy. At the time I had not taken any of their paid or free classes, but when I read Rochelle's post I became interested in the class on making simple tote bags. My interest was piqued for a couple of reasons.
One, in San Luis Obispo County (where I live) a recent ban on plastic bags went into effect. Basically, at every large store (large is determined by building square footage), like grocery stores or Target for example, plastic bags are no longer offered and paper bags are available for a fee of ten cents per bag. I have no problem with this, but I have a problem remembering to take my bags inside the store with me! I figured that if I made some cute totes it might help me remember.
Two, the bags would be great Christmas gifts for my local friends that are in the same boat as me and need stylish bags for the grocery store :)
I give my first Craftsy class a thumbs up. It was my first, but will not be my last. I see a Sassy Librarian Blouse in my future...