Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oh... and another adjustable strap.

This time the Large Tote. Leah is kindly modeling here... in a headless kind of way. When I modeled it, the bag dangled around my KNEES.... with my height I was never meant for a modelling career. The strap has large snap hooks at either end, and the bag has medium-heavy o-rings. It can be made shorter by looping it through one ring and snapping both hooks to the other ring. The fabric is by Moda (surprise surprise) from the Blossom range. I love it. It has medium-heavy interfacing and light fusible wadding to give it some body. It has a Fast2Fuse base.On the inside there is more Moda fabric, a zip pocket and a swivel hook (from which to hang ones keys...).

I've just re-drafted the Large Tote pattern, with lots more annotations and a simplified layout to make it super-easy for absolute beginners. I tweaked a few minor things so had to sample it again to make sure it was all ok.

While sewing this today, I sneaked in a few seams here and there... and made a little dress in this fabric from the pattern that was loitering on my desk yesterday.

Told you I was itchin'...

3 comments:

Michelle said...

love the longer straps...with kids i tend to be one of these gals that crosses a bag over my chest so when i'm carry a million things as well as a child on the hip i don't loss my bag...great idea...

Drewzel said...

The swivel key hook is a great idea too!

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thornberry said...

Supernice and superbly modelled of course. Where is the little dress? Come on now, show it off!