07 April, 2016

Makers Tote

I've done it... I've finally impressed myself with my sewing skills!  (It's only taken 30 years!)
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This most awesome bag is the Makers Tote and I made it!  Yip Yip!

At first I thought the colours were too much but I stuck in there and finished it but when I stepped back from it ... wow!  I LOVE it!

What do you think - too much colour or just right??

So what did I use?
Pattern is the Makers Tote - keep an eye out for it here.
Magpie fabric is from this Australian range
Metal teeth zippers are from my favourite zip store
The fancy schmancy batting that gave it the structure needed is this brilliant stuff.
The lining fabric is this stunning fabric.

The pattern was easier to make than I thought it would be!  Honestly, I thought I may have been out of my depth when I decided to make it but the hardest thing was just cutting the fabric and that was only hard because my workspace is the kitchen table and well, I have two young kids with bottomless pits for stomachs - if you get my drift!  I used all my skills from when I made this bag -- it was a great way to start my bag journey! 
I'll be making myself another bag and then another -- I LOVE it!