When I was at my sewing day on Sunday, Deb showed us the great tote bag she received in a swap. It is the Winslow Market Tote, and because it is not quilted, just interfaced it can roll up when not in use. It was surprisingly roomy and because I was only using a paper shopping bag, (admittedly a very nice one) when travelling with all my sewing supplies, I thought I needed to make myself one.
After a lot of deliberating over fabric combinations, I chose a mix of Tula Pink's Moonshine, some Julianna Horner, Cotton & Steel and a red check from DS fabrics for the lining. Shopping the stash here. I even had thread in all the right colours too, and just enough interfacing.
All was going well, until it came to attaching the base to the front and back bag panels. Help - I was two inches short. Somehow I had cut my base to 18" not 19", and then to make matters worse, I missed the vital instruction that all seam allowances were 1/2" not 1/4 ".
So after some remedial cutting, and patching, I have nearly made a bag, based on the pattern, but with some unique design features of my own. Now there is just the lining to make, some corners to trim, the putting it all together and finishing off with some top stitching. That might be the weekend's job.
I am also still working on my pieces for the Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL, so far four blocks have been completed, number five will, hopefully be started tonight.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.