Monday, August 27, 2007
As promised, tote #2
I actually made this tote a while ago, but I am finally getting around to posting the pictures. This tote was made with the "all day tote" pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing. The pattern was very easy to follow despite it being my second--SECOND--sewing project ever.
What would I do differently? A lot. Even though I used a sturdy denim for the exterior of the tote as the instructions directed, it is a floppy bag. It tends to take the shape of whatever objects are inside, which makes it lumpy. Not a good look.
Also, that white "stripe" on the front is an additional pocket--I don't care for it much. The instructions called for twill tape (the white part you are seeing), but it looks a little messy. I wouldn't use it again.
Regardless, it was fun to make and now I know next time that I need to learn to use interfacing!
Some additional pictures: