I finally have my own maker’s tote (a noodlehead pattern) and its the large version of it. You may remember a couple of months ago I shared some tips on making a maker’s tote. At that stage I had finished a small maker’s tote (which I gifted) and I was 3/4 through making this one.
I have finally added the binding and the handles, which was all that was really left to finish. I added a bright pink binding to pull out the pink in the insects and natural Essex yarn-dyed linen handles that match the zipper covers (in the inside part of the bag).
The only additional problem area I had while finishing this one up, was actually catching all the layers when I sewed in my gussets. I missed lining in some areas. Next time, I think I may glue the lining to the edges of the top as well. Luckily, I discovered this in time, before stitching on the binding, so I could unpick and re-stitch areas while sewing on the binding.
The bag is a success. I have already used my bag for a quick overnight business trip. I used it actually for my change of clothes and toiletries and it worked great!! I love my new bag, highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make one.