Friday, August 2, 2013

Finish It Up Friday :: Super Tote

Happy Friday! A fun finish to share today - my Super Tote! This is Anna from Noodlehead's fabulous pattern, which you can get as a download or now a printed pattern.
I used some of my precious, favorite Anna Maria Horner fabric to make the front and back panels. This is a great way to showcase a little bit of fabric for a big impact! Some of these strips were leftovers from a jelly roll and then I added a few more 2.5" strips to get enough and then just cut the pattern piece from my pieced panel.
I used bias tape (that wasn't cut on the bias at all) made from black yarn-dyed Essex linen to finish the top of my pocket. Also I fully lined the pocket. Black yarn-dyed Essex linen for the exterior gussets and straps made me really happy. Basically I could sew everything from Essex linen.
Interior with a solid Kona and another AMH print for the pockets. I divided one pocket into halves and the other side into thirds - made better sized pockets for small things like phone and keys!

I used Pellon fusible fleece on the exterior pieces and a fusible mid-weight interfacing on the interior pieces. Next time I'd use Shapeflex on the interior pieces as the mid-weight interfacing was a little papery for my liking. This pattern seemed a little daunting to me until I jumped in and started working through it and then it's such a well written and photographed pattern that it made complete sense. If you've been feeling intimidated I'm here to tell you YOU CAN DO IT :-) Seriously.

It's a great sized bag, as my assistant so happily demonstrates. Nutter.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Also if you're looking for yarn-dyed Essex Linen, my friend Emily has a lovely new shop Cuts Of Cotton that you'll want to check out! She's right here in Atlanta so if you're local she's a great way to get supplies quickly :-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

See you back here next week -
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4 comments:

  1. Great bag! - I have mine cut out but need to get a long enough zip and finish the bag. Your assistant is giving the bag a very thorough checking ;-)

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  2. Great tote. I am about to have to make my first one and I am SCARED. Thanks for the pattern link. I am going to head over and check it out.

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  3. Your bag looks great. I've been thinking about making this, I think it's time for me to make a bag again!

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  4. Very cool! Love it with some Essex!

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