Ok, I am being a bit of a nerd and turning this Zakka 2.0 assignment, that isn't due for a few weeks, in early. I never had this oh, I cant wait to make this cute bag moment with this bag until I got some new beautiful Japanese fabrics. In reality, I was okay with waiting to make it until that week for the project, because I need another bag like a need a hole in my head....BUT I needed to cut into my new Japanese fabrics! I'll tell you why in a bit, but please take a moment to swoon over these fabrics...
Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts sells a monthly bundle of Japanese fabrics that she selects (because she's awesome and lives in Japan). She sells them here in her Etsy store. August's theme was cool colors and boy was I happy to see what Alyce picked! I am still tempted to buy September's bundle which is Fall. They go fast so don't hesitate (like I am doing)!
So back to why I needed to cut into these asap...
...because I needed the scraps from this bag so I can make all the other matching goodies from Patchwork, Please. I need everything to coordinate and decided to make the largest item then all that was left was fair game. I know y'all know what I'm preaching! Left in the book is a travel sewing kit, ipad pouch, and a couple of zipper pouches.
I thought about just holding onto this bag and then share it the week it was due, but what's the fun in that?!
I used two of the FQs from my bundle, then some Simply Color (teal leaf) and linen (forgot the color but it's the black-ish one). The handles are from my "Stash of the Month" stash through Pink Castle Fabrics (can't remember the name but check out my button on the right) and the inside is a black polka-dot print that I bought several yards from Hobby Lobby. It just about goes with everything and there is no guilt using it because it's cheap and plentiful. I used Pellon 71F for the shell for shape and then just a lighter fusible interfacing for the pockets.
I really don't have any words of advice for this project. To be honest, I didn't read any of the instructions. I just took the measurements and figured it out myself. It's a pretty straight forward tote bag. I left the turn about hole in the lining part. I also added a magnetic snap on the inside to keep it closed a bit. It's very wide open otherwise. I plan to use this as my sewing on-the-go bag, hence the need for coordination!
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