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.