Hey y'all! I wanted to stop in and share a bag that I made the other weekend.
A sweet friend of mine had a birthday and she's a huge fan of our alma mater - NC State. I decided to make her a fun tote ... wanna see?
I made this using the Abby Tote pattern by V & Co. I made a few slight changes to the pattern to suit my tastes.
I used an old b&w print that I had in my stash and cut it a little differently than the pattern layout suggested .... I did this mostly to maximize my fabric for how I wanted to use it. I am kind of glad I used a busier print since without the tie, the loops blend right in and are fairly unnoticeable.
I figured the b&w would be a great everyday and you can add a scarf or tie in just about any color. I thought this red chevron was too cute, though ... especially for a game day giving! :-)
I also lengthened the straps a little and interfaced the entire bag (except the bottom portion of the lining) with both SF-101 and a layer of duck cloth to give it a little more body and durability. After making my Super Tote, I really enjoy having a bag that I feel is tough enough for everyday.
What's your favorite tote pattern to make?
Happy Sewing! :-)