Great tips on shrinking the jute - it does shrink a ton and bleed. That is why I like to make mine dry clean only. They do come out great from the dry cleaner too. I am glad you made a washable one for people to admire and learn from. It's so cheerful and fun. I bet you get a ton of compliments.
Thank you Cherie. I'm anxious to start using my bag. Everyone who has seen it wants one!
Cute bag! Could you tell me how you prepped/shrunk your jute?
Hi, Sorry to be so late in responding to your question. I soaked the jute in cold water in the kitchen sink, wrung it as best I could without twisting it and then put it in my clothes dryer. The red striping along the sides does bleed and the jute does shrink, so I'm glad I did this. Good luck. Please post a picture of your finished bag.