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!


  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 :-)

  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?

  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

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


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