Wash and Give! CLOSED GIVEAWAY
Are you pleased to see this popular bag back in stock? Yaye! me too - almost. I opened a roll of navy blue canvas this morning, that came from a new supplier - eek, it's not the same as I usually get.
I decided I had better wash a piece to test for colour-fastness. It passed that test even in warm water. Then I threw it in the dryer to test for shrinkage - oh dear - quite a lot of vertical shrinkage. BOTHER! I will have to pre-wash about 5 metres of the fabric before I can use it. Right on the eve of our rainy season.
Since I had already sewn up a couple of bags I decided to throw them in the machine to see how completed bags would fare. Not too badly - minimal shrinkage and no loss of colour. Yippee. That was on a normal wash cycle in the machine, cold water, ordinary liquid detergent ( I use Ariel). I am currently waiting for them to dry. I would never use the dryer on an actual bag ( and I don't recommend you do either!).
So ... I have this bag and one other to give away this weekend! My washed samples.
To enter please comment below, either here or on Facebook if you're reading this there. let me know which bag you love best (here's the other one, trains!) Please make sure you either leave an email address or pop back in on Monday morning to see if you have won. If I am not able to get in touch with the lucky randomly drawn winners - there will be two - I will re-draw at the end of next week.
The two bags are in the three to five year old size, both navy blue, one with cars as above, and a funky red lining; the other is the 'retro train' bag.