In between working on my hand-applique quilt, I’ve been doing a bit of sewing here and there. In particular, I made a tote bag and a little pouch.
The tote bag turned out fairly well. It’s a simple pattern without a boxed bottom, but I like the fabric, and you can never have too many tote bags, right? The free tutorial is here. I used this tutorial to make the handles. I didn’t have enough interfacing for the handles, so I just used an extra piece of cotton which made them nice and sturdy.
It has a little pocket on the front, and my only complaint is that the pocket gaps a bit. It would be better with a zipper or button or snap or something.
I also made a little pouch. This was my first time trying to do a zipper since high school, so I figured I should do something simple. The tutorial for this one is here.
It’s totally cute. Dealing with the zipper was a little awkward, but it turned out OK.
L is my most uncritical critic.