Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekend Tote

It has been a busy couple of weeks around here both at home and at work.  Unfortunately I have not had a chance to do much sewing.  I was able to finish sewing a tote bag that I started back in June and never finished.  I made it for a gift and had a hard time letting it go. 

I used the Emily Bag pattern by I Think Sew.  I love her patterns.  They are very well written and she has a nice variety of bags, clutches and cloth shoes.  This was my first time making this bag and like her other patterns I found the instructions easy to follow. 

The bag itself is a nice large size.

It has a snap closure and interior pockets. 
I used upholstery fabric for the exterior and a light blue for the interior.  For the straps I used some scrap polka dot denim I had on hand. 

I hope my busy schedule lightens up soon because I am really itching to do some sewing.
I hope everyone had a great weekend.