Tote #7 – Classy, feminine tote

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This one has a softer, more feminine feel to it because of the gentle curves.  And, yes, I suppose the soft florals in this Art Gallery print add to it too! This tote has a short handle and  dart construction. It was a breeze to sew up – I designed it in the morning and sewed it in the afternoon.  If only pattern writing were that fast!

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I love the idea of using a zipper as a decorative feature as well as a functional one.   The zipper opens up to a pocket on the left, which is great for a phone and keys or whatever you want to keep handy!

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The inside is spacious with a pocket that extends the  width of the bag, subdivided into several little pockets for pens and other items you want to keep from floating around your bag.

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I’m so excited to share my new labels too!  I had these printed on Spoonflower.  I had swatches made up on several kinds of fabric –canvas, knit and faux suede.  This one is a canvas fabric.

I fused on some  double sided adhesive (heat n bond lite) and  ironed it onto the bag lining.  Then, I did  a quick blanket stitch around the perimeter of the label (don’t look too closely at THAT). I really didn’t know what to expect when I ordered these, but I am so pleased with how bright and clear the  logo looks.  Way to go Spoonflower!

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I hope you like Tote #7!  I’m going to take a short tote break to work in a more focused way on my next pattern.  Then I’ll be back to share the tote I made for a tote swap!

Until then,

 

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  1. Kathy Brown says:

    What size is it?

    • Lisa Amundson says:

      The front and back panels are 12″ x 18″ then after you do the final seams, the finished bag is approximately 11 or 11-1/2″ x 16″.