Well, I have not touched my sewing machine for almost a year, being busy with some other project, like project 88 by travelonger and yoqopody design studio project.
During our last Nepal trip I bought some nice Nepaly authentic fabric to make cushion and table set, and maybe even a dress…Together with placing new fabric to my magic wardrobe, I finally decided to sort our my other fabrics and unfinished projects. Together with couple of unfinished teddy bears and quilts I found this beautiful linen tote bag.
I made it from 100% linen fabric of beautiful blue and deep red colors, which I felt in love with when I saw them in the shop. From similar fabric I even made a dress and wear it for a while, until it was accidentally damaged.
The pattern for this tote bag I created myself from some graphic sketches I always have in my sketchbook.
Overall the bag seems to be big enough and comfy for a beach occasion or grocery shopping. It is a pity it was not finished and I decided to get it done.
I have made the bottom of the bag with only one layer of fabric and this time I`ve decided that this will be not enough and stitched a peace of iron adhesive fabric to the bottom of my tote bag.
I did the same for upper border of the bag as well.
Placing the liner I realized that the actual size of the liner is wider then the bag. My bad, so, I had to improvise and made some overlapping of the fabric to save the whole thing.
Bag handles I enforced with iron adhesive fabric as well and together with two layers of linen the handles looks quite strong. Now need to stitch the whole thing together.
After folded three times and stitched two time the upper edge of the bag looked exactly as I planned it to.
The final look of my beautiful linen tote bag:
It is so great to finish something that you have started long time ago! Oh, feeling myself just great.