Can you believe it? The bag is done. Despite some distractions, I made myself an Art Student Tote. This bag has been on my To Do list for what seems like forever.I used Anna’s Turn of Events prints, a home dec weight fabric, for the bag body. (You can still find some at a great price at Hawthorne Threads here.) The pockets are from her Good Folks collection. The pocket trim is from Loulouthi. Instead of making the straps from fabric, I choose a black nylon webbing. The inside is a teal blue denim. Because I used two medium to heavy weight fabrics, I did not use any interfacing. The bag has the same feel as one made with quilting cottons and interfacing.I’ve said this before about this particular bag pattern but it bears repeating…this bag holds a lot of stuff. And I mean, a lot!So…what do you think? Even Mr. P likes this bag. Which is saying something as he doesn’t often comment on all the things that are made around here.
The Art Student Tote bag by Anna Maria Horner is such a great bag. I’ve made four of them, at least. And not one did I get to keep. My To Do list has had this bag on it for ages but somehow, it just kept slipping to the bottom of the list. Well, not any more!I cut out the pieces, shopped for the notions and prepped it all for sewing. I am determined to get it done this week. Cross your fingers!
Do you have any projects on your list that evade your best intentions?
On Saturday, Mr. P discovered the plant nursery across town had some of their fountains on sale. Like 50% off. So we hopped in the truck and headed over.It didn’t take long to select a spot and get it set up. Slowly but surely, progress is being made in the back yard. It’s a good thing I’d already completed my sewing for the day.This large roomy bag is Anna Maria Horner’s Art Student Tote. I used her Field Study linen for the exterior body, solid Free Spirit linen for the pockets, two pieces of Garden Party to trim the pockets and the rest is Loulouthi. I used Shape Flex for the interfacing and it adds just the right amount of body to the linen. I’m giving the bag to my oldest niece (who is actually older than I am). These colors are right up her alley. And she’s going to need an extra bag to keep her organized over the next few months. So…a perfect gift.
I hope you’ve had a good weekend too. Hard to believe a new week is starting so soon!