Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A Birthday Gift
As I told you in an earlier post, fall is birthday time around here. This time it is my lovely daughter-in-law Joanne. I wanted to make her a tote bag. I didn't want to quilt it because I wanted a smoother, less country look. After going through all the tote patterns I could find and not finding one that was just right. I designed one myself. I really like how it turned out, it's just big enough to throw in those book, papers, knitting, but not so big that you feel like you are carrying a suitcase. I loved the fabric. I'm finding myself attracted more and more to the large, fun, somewhat retro prints available now. I used a heavy, non-woven, iron-on interlining, with a very, very heavy fusible in the bottom of the lining to give the bag shape. There two pockets, one with a zipper.