The designer has suggested that the fabrics that are used are home dec weight cotton/linencanvas, or quilting cotton. If you use home dec weight or canvas fabric, the designer suggests you skip the interfacing on the handles, strap and strap loops as it will be difficult to sew through the layers. The yardage mentioned above is based on 42″ wide fabric.
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