Friday, August 14, 2009

A new tote with a new design

I made this for a dear friend in a swap. . . what do you think about this new design?

Constructed from rescued khaki, some adorable japanese fabric and Amy Butler lining.


It's fairly large -- about 16" wide X 17" tall, ~3" deep.

There are a few pockets inside. . . this one is large enough for a magazine. The two other pockets are smaller -- for wallets, cellphones, etc.

Any suggestions? Comments/criticism welcome!

4 comments:

  1. it's beautiful Connie, your designs always are. I adore the Japanese print, so fresh and timeless. Do you interface your pockets because I always struggle when I make large pockets that they are kind of floppy.

    Anyway my only comment would be that I love it and I am very happy to see a post from you :-)

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  2. Thank you, Sophie! :) I don't interface the pockets, but I do interface the lining. I found it gives the bag more body, but doesn't make the bag as stiff as if I had interfaced the exterior. I also recently discovered fusible fleece (love it!) and used that on this bag, fused to the lining. Maybe that's why it's not too floppy?

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  3. I love the idea of using old with new and your japanese fabric is especially adorable. I think though that I would make it with the khaki in both back and front but that could just be the photo. Lucky friend. Cherrie

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  4. You totally inspire me. The fabrics are beautiful! (I really need to start using my stash of thrifted items!)

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