Last weekend, we had a mother-daughter sew down and I made it my business to make a Super Tote by Noodlehead. And I am so glad I did!
This bag was pretty easy to put together and one I would definitely make again. I also was fortunate to have Lee there to help me as she has made several. (Thanks, Lee!)
I used some Essex Yarn-Dyed linen for the sides and straps. All the other fabrics are from the gorgeous Sunnyside collection by Kate Spain. I used prints from the Shade and Opal color way and I love how it turned out. Like. really. love. it.
This tote is actually really quite large. I was surprised at how much stuff I could fit in it. I did make a few changes to the pattern. I only put one set of elasticized pockets on the inside.
I also top stitched over the straps at the top of the bag to hold them in place and keep the bag from rolling down. I also fully lined the front pocket and used extra interfacing in several places as well as a layer of cotton duck to help with the shape.
I really love how it turned out. Did I mention that already?!
Happy Sewing! :-)