Friday, August 20, 2010

Tote bag

When I gave my friend Linda her bag, she showed it to her sister. Well, here is her sister's tote bag, in blue as she requested. I started with the LazyGirl Design for the Summer Tote, but since I never follow a pattern exactly, I did some changes. I added french seams because I didn't want loose threads inside. I added fabric to the zipper tape to make it wider. The front outside pocket goes the entire width of the bag, so I added a tie-down just inside the pocket edge, and that of course necessitated the applique to cover the stitching for the ties. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the result. It was the first time I used heavy weight Pellon. That was, let's say, an "Interesting learning curve," and leave it at that.

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