This week I only used a half yard of quilt fabric to line this tote bag. This is the Sylvie Tote from Sotak Patterns .
This is an easy pattern that comes with the three sizes (I made the middle size). Rather than templates, this pattern gives measurements of rectangles that are easily rotary cut.
I used Shapeflex on the back of the t-shirt panel, and fusible fleece on the back the of whole outer bag, once I’d sewn on the contrasting bottom panels. Then I did a little timey-wimey quilting (sorry!) to keep the layers together.
This was my first time attaching a magnetic snap (easy!). I also added my own pocket to the interior and a key clip.
The only thing I didn’t like is that the handles are only attached to the top half-inch of the bag. I stitched them several times, and top-stitched the top of the bag. They’re not going anywhere, but they’re kind of floppy. Next time I’ll add an inch to each end of the webbing and catch it into the top-stitching at the base of the lining facing.
This week: + 9.5 yards, – .5 yards
I’m in the middle of more projects- pillow covers and a large basket- that should be completed by next week.
Are you using your Stash?