Tuesday, April 20, 2010
First tote bag finished
After staying up pretty late Saturday night, I did mange to work some more on my rose print bag Sunday afternoon and finished it tonight. Here it is:
I made this for my cousin's wife so I machine embroidered her initial on the tab:
One of the things that makes this tote so popular with the ladies that I give it to is that the sides are held in with magnetic snaps that open when more room is needed to stash stuff in the tote. This is what it looks like with the snaps open:
The bag is made out of decorator fabric that my aunt found left behind in a rental house that she and my uncle own. It's dated 1986 on the selvage so it's kind of vintage and it was made to co-ordinate with wallpaper. I really like it because the print has a hand-painted look to it. There was quite a bit of yardage so I'll probably be able to make some more bags out of it.