Sorry I have been AWOL for awhile. I was busy working on customer orders. I am very thankful for all the business I have been getting locally but I am also thankful to have some time to do some fun sewing now that I have some free time.
I had been wanting to make a fun tote out of some Debbie Mumm fabric. I kinda made up the pattern as I went along. I would make changes if I were to make this again but I am fairly pleased with how it turned out.
I like the front pocket. The opening is where the "flap" folds down. I put a pleated pocket on one side for a water bottle and another pocket on the other side to slip sunglasses (or anything else) into.
Close up of pleated pocket
I put a zipper closure on top.
A peek inside.
I turned the bag inside out so you could see how I did the bottom of the bag. I incorporated a pocket on the bottom to accommodate 2 pieces of plastic canvas cut to fit. The plastic canvas is easily removed when the bag needs a wash.
This will help keep the bottom from sagging too much.
If you look closely at the pic of the inside of the bag, you can see a little of the plastic canvas peeking out. Hmm.. that won't do.
To make it more finished looking, I made a sleeve for the plastic canvas to fit into. There, that's better!
Hello friends! I'm Rumi and I'm a fabricholic. Well, quilting fabric to be specific! I have lived in Ohio for about 20 years but grew up in Southern California--miss the palm trees but not the traffic!
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