Birthday Tote Bag.
2014 was a year of many finishes but blogging wasn't one of them. Through out 2015 I'll add in some to my 2014 finishes. This is from October 2014.
I picked up some pretty peach fabric to make a tote bag for my sister's birthday.
I made some four patch squares then added triangles to create the front pocket panel.
Here it is trimmed down.
Next I cut one stripe of each fabric and sewed them together then cut them into squares and placed the squares to form this chevron pattern.
I cut the piece in half using for the front and the back as shown. I placed the pieces onto Pellon 809 Decor-Bond heavy duty iron-on stabilizer.
Next the straps were added. (Note of self - Straps should be a bit longer next time!)
I used canvas for the bottom to help it stay looking clean and make it more durable.
There's a clasp to keep it closed.
The inside features a set of pockets plus hook for keys.
What have you been up to?