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The Late Tote

May 19, 2013

Does it still count as a christmas/holiday present if I didn’t get around to making it until May? I guess now it can just be a mother’s day present…

other side of the same bag

This is Bia’s mother’s day/christmas present, two tote bags, one is sewing themed! I got the printed canvas fabric in Denver last summer and used S9658 (which apparently is out of print and not on the simplicity website anymore, even though it’s not a very old pattern). The pattern has lots of useful bag’s, not all that you really need a pattern for but this style of tote bag is nice to have the pieces already measured out for you. As much as I like math, sometimes it’s nice to do something that takes little brain power. Even still I messed it up a little. There is supposed to be an extra layer on the bottom outside for strength and contrast but I didn’t want to cover up the cool sewing prints so I left it off. For the plain denim version I was going to use the contrast in more zigzag fabric but realized I didn’t even cut the right pattern piece. Then I also forgot to finish the bottom of the pocket so I just stuck some rickrack on it. Good enough!


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Flowers inside!

Flowers inside!

Got to have a fun lining and use up scraps

Got to have a fun lining and use up scraps

put a cat in it

put a cat in it


One Comment leave one →
  1. Bia permalink
    May 20, 2013 11:28 am

    Your mama (a.k.a Bia … me) LOVES them!! The long handles are especially nice, as we found out Sunday morning packing some of Pedro’s books in them for transporting back to Nebraska.

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