Happy Monday, y'all! I have this weeks Zakka 2.0 to share and all the details for mine. This week's assignment was to make the Piece of Cake shopping tote and as someone that uses reusable totes at the store, I knew this one was a keeper.
I did mine a tad bit different than the books states. First, I put a pocket on each side because the first pocket I made was crooked so I made a second one. I was happy with the second one, but then decided that I should just put both on there and take pictures of the better side. hahaha!
Second, I used a drop cloth from Home Depot for the bag part. The drop cloth was in the painting section and I inadvertently got the one with the plastic lining on the underside. Oops! Well, it worked out better for this project because it provides the same waterproof layer inside and I didn't have to use expensive oilcloth or any of my good fabrics. It was also pre-hemmed...score! I just cut my pieces to make sure the hems were where I needed them and it sewed just fine on my machine. I did switch to a denim needle just in case.
Lastly, I used my serger to finish the insides so it didn't fray or unravel. My drawstring fabric is from Ikea and was only $5 a yard. I also serged that so it was quick to sew into the bag and hem for the drawstrings.
And as usual big relish style, she did a stellar photo bomb of the photo shoot!
Oh, and Mr. Relish has approved this bag and agreed to carry it for me at Quilt Market in Houston when he takes me in November. So, if you are there and see a man carrying this bag, please say hello to Mr. Relish! hehe ;)
Thanks for visiting!