Hello from sunny south Texas!
It is a hot one today. My laptop temp gage reads 93!!!!
Sometime in the wee hours, I finished sewing my Canvas Tote. I had been following along the Purse Palooza Blog over at Sew Sweetness, our dear friend Sara is hosting, and thought, I could do this.
First I sketched down what I was thinking.
Here is a photo of what came of my sketch.
Finished size is w 12" x h 14"
The front flap has a magnetic snap that attaches to the front pocket. I pleated the bottom of the front pocket for more room and rounded out the bottom.
Inside lining I sewed a pocket with a pen holder and cell phone on the back bottom side and a front pocket towards the top for my other cell phone. It worked out.
Also, a photo of my organizer full of stuff to switch out to another bag.
|Back and zipper pocket view|
Straps were cut 22" since the tote was tall and I could have used about two more inches, but I do not like long straps with a big tote. I left out the D-rings on purpose since it was already long enough for me.
|Side view mesaures 5" deep|
Not bad. Needs some tweeking on my next tote, but it holds more stuff than you think. Great for my travels and not heavy at all.
I only interface the lining of the bag with medium to light weight interfacing.
The flap use batting and a magnetic snap.
The strap I did not us any interfacing since the canvas (duck) material was heavy enough and did not use the D-rings on the tote. If I did, I would have used heavier weight interfacing for support.
It holds well on my shoulder and not weighted down.
Okay, that is my tote that I am entering in the Purse Palooza contest. Make sure to check out the Purse Palooza 2012 Flickr Group site for all the entries.
I know this was a long post, but I just wanted to share.
Thank you for stoping by.