I guess you could say I’ve been in a sewing mood lately. I love my new sewing room. It may be a smaller area than I had before, but it is much lighter, brighter and definitely a more inviting area for sewing. I know I promised pictures, but I’m not finished organizing and fixing it up yet. Soon, very soon you will get to see my place for creating.
Meanwhile, I made another medium-sized tote bag. This time I used a remnant of colorful butterflies. Very pretty material and it turned out perfect. I love the size. It is perfect for just about everything. This size can be used as a hand bag, book bag, shopping bag, project bag or any other type you can think of.
If you are interested in making it for yourself, I cut 2 – 13″ x 18″pieces of material for the front and back, an 8″ x 18″ piece for the bottom. My handles are 5″ x 22″ folded lengthwise on both sides to the center, then folded in half. A second bag is made exactly the same for the lining with pockets cut (2 pieces of material for each side) 18″ x 6″deep. I used a heavy craft interfacing for the bottom (on only one piece), and a medium weight interfacing cut 1″ wide on the handles and I cut 2 – 5 1/2″ x 18″ pieces for the pockets. As usual, if you have any questions please ask.