I sewed up this quick tote for a friend’s birthday last November. It was a lovely pattern and quick to come together. It is technically reversible, but with the fabrics I’ve chosen, I think it looks better this way. I used a decorator-weight fabric for the outside just to give it a bit more body. In my case, the decorator weight fabric shrunk down to below the amount I needed for the pattern, so I shortened the handles a bit. Next time I’ll be sure to buy extra to ensure I have enough fabric.
I know there will be a next time for this bag. It’s cute, functional, and easy. What more could I want?
There are pockets on the outside and inside. This photo of the bag inside-out will give you a better idea of its construction.
||Lickety Split Bag from Made by RAE
||Home dec and quilting cotton from JoAnn’s. I tried to find a relatively new quilting shop out in Clayton, and failed miserably. Some other day when I have more time!
||Didn’t bother to topstitch around the opening and handles; just hand-sewed the turning bit closed. Came out great!