Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 4

Here’s the other side of the tote. I trimmed it to 21×19 inches, which will probably make it slightly larger than the first tote, but I think that’ll be a good thing. If not, I’ll change it later. I managed to cut the bottom fabric pretty crooked, didn’t I? But I like it that wayContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 4”

Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 30)

First of all, wow, I did it! Last day of my 30 day challenge and  I didn’t miss a day. I’m getting better at these challenges! Now, my intention is to blog 2 days a week. Anyway, here’s the “front” of the tote – I say front, but it just as well could be theContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 30)”

Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 29)

Today I fine tuned the sides, bottom, and straps for the tote. I added interfacing to a couple of the thinner pieces and squared up the fabric, but I’ll probably trim each piece more before sewing them together. I also chose the liner fabric today – I’ll post pix of that another day. From leftContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 29)”

Sewing Project: V. Large Tote (blog-a-day challenge day 28)

Today I sorted through the pile of material from yesterday and chose most of the fabrics for the outside of the tote. As the focus of my design, I decided on some elephant upholstery weight fabric scraps. I acquired these, as well as many of the other fabrics I’ll be using, a couple of yearsContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote (blog-a-day challenge day 28)”

New Project (blog-a-day challenge, day 27)

Happy with the success of my swatch purse, I’ve decided to do something similar on a larger scale. Several years ago, I made this very large tote. It comes in handy when grocery shopping as it is roomy and the material is strong. It’s of a heavier material, albeit a somewhat loose weave, and lined.Continue reading “New Project (blog-a-day challenge, day 27)”