The Nundle Dilly-Bag is a large bag, measuring 16″ high and over 22″ across. Instructions given are for English Paper Piecing, however you can hand piece this bag. A ‘dillybag’ is a traditional Australian Aboriginal bag, generally woven from the fibres of plant species of the Pandanus genus. I started making my dilly-bag on a road trip from Bathurst in Central New South Wales to Goondiwindi just over the border in Queensland. On the drive we stayed in one of my favourite little towns – Nundle, where I purchased two souvenir “Australian Galah” tea towels with which to line my bag, hence the name!
It’s big enough to hold all your hand sewing tools and current project – plus a stash of fabrics!
Pre-cut papers are available to make this bag.