Just a week ago I declared to my hubby that I was finished with swaps for 2012. I was lying, because on Saturday I signed up for round 2 of the Mouthy Stitches swap and this time we are making a reversible tote bag, using this tutorial.
We had to make an mosaic to give our secret partners some idea of our likes....
|Those blank spaces annoy me a lot, but this was my third attempt at the mosaic!|
Please click here for the details of all the lovely makes and who links to who made them.
So I had a look at the pattern and thought I might try it out with a couple of ideas I wanted to use on my swap tote. Plus I really wanted to make something with my new Melody Miller fabric ;-)
I followed the tute, but in certain places I made a couple of changes.
- I cut the squares out of my outer and lining fabric at the start. This was instead of boxing the corners in step 3. My corners never turn out the same when I use the other method.
|Outer fabric with fusible fleece|
- I made the straps the same way, but interfaced them first because I like them to have a little structure.
|Random pic of all the parts of the tote ;-)|
|Fabric - Melody Miller Ruby Star Vinyl|
|Lining fabric - Half Moon Modern Scissors in Steel|