Hi guys! All done! For part one of this, see yesterday's post. For the inside and sides and strap I used some vintage linen or linen type fabric that I got..where else..at an estate sale. You run across decor type fabrics at some sales and that is what this was..a bit heavier weight for upholstery projects. I love black and white and gingham checks so I grabbed a 2-3 yard piece of this for $2. I buy about 90% of my supplies at estate sales..I only fill in at Hobby Lobby. I left this open at the top. I considered a closure but I have made this style for myself before and haven't lost anything out of one yet (which if you know me is a minor miracle in itself..last week I forgot my wallet when I went uptown and when I went back out to the car to make sure I hadn't just left it in there, I locked my keys in the car!) Also, I am lazy and don't like having to mess with a button and I hate applying zippers..soooo.
I added 2 deep side pockets to the interior. I have learned from carrying my last one of these, your cell phone goes straight to the bottom never to be seen again! I really like working with gingham because you don't even need to make a pattern (see the above lazy comment). I just measured my tote front and added 4 inch wide strips for the sides and bottom and a matching interior. You just measure the gingham and cut on the appropriate lines! Thank you mom for teaching me to sew at 6 and 4H for making me have to do it the "right" way..which I rarely do!
I was afraid I was going to run into trouble with that stretchy ribbed top but it sewed fine. All ready to hit the road for the Country Living fair! Check back for pics! Til then! Julia
Hi! I am a former SD girl..now a TN woman. I have a great family..wonderful husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a grandson. I have 2 Etsy shops, https://hopeandjoyhome.etsy.com is the shop I sell vintage things in and https://hopeandjoystudios.etsy.com is the shop I sell handmade in. I also help my husband with his Etsy shop https://theindustrialfarmer.etsy.com . I love to create! I like to garden but my attention generally wanes about July and it is every man for himself. I am in the process of turning my daughter's former bedroom into my studio and will be posting pics. I love to laugh..drink coffee and eat chocolate..more to come!