Monday, May 30, 2011


My cousin has a birthday coming up shortly. She has recently started her first real job, and will be going to university part time too, so I thought that a new tote bag would be just the gift. One with lots of pockets to carry around all of her stuff. I used duck cloth for the exterior fabric and quilting weight cotton for the lining which I fused to interfacing. For the straps I used that webbing that you buy by the yard at the craft/fabric store. Here is what I came up with ...

This pocket has a zip, somewhere to keep the more important things. I added a fleur de lis jewelery charm to the zipper pull,it adds a little bling, and It also ties in with the design on the fabric.

This is the other side - it has 3 pockets on it.

The inside - again there are plenty of pockets. I also included 2 pen pockets (my pet hate is having to search for a pen which is invariably lying amongst the junk in the bottom of my bag!!!)
Then for those troublesome keys, which seem to also gravitate to the bottom, I included a clip.
I loved this lining fabric - the red just added the splash of color I was looking for:-D

I hope she likes it. I think I want to make one for myself now.

On a jam making note .... I made kiwi fruit jam on Saturday, it was perfect, and soooo delicious.


  1. Kerry, it's beautiful! I'm sure she will LOVE it! The fabrics are awesome! I'm loving the fabric you used for the lining!