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.
Your bag looks really great and I love the bugs.
Looks great! Did you make the handles the length per the pattern? How do you find carrying it?. Personally, I would make another one but I would like a handle I can put over my shoulder and I’m not really sure how to accomplish that.
Yes the length of the pattern. Worked great. I have to be careful with things over the shoulder as they start hurting my back so this was a perfect option
Where was I, as I don’t remember that bug print? Very neatly done and excellent fabric matching!
It’s a cotton and steel print which I have been saving. Thank you, I was extremely thrilled how the print matched though it needed to be 1/2 ” or so higher.
Super cute. And if it fits a change of clothes and some toiletries, it really is the perfect overnight-er. Although perhaps too small for all the crafts 😉 Really lovely, and the pink is just perfect.