I’ve been meaning to share my AWESOME new Super Tote bag, but coming down with the flu and being absolutely worthless for a week plus my new client at work has left me a bit behind on the blog front. But, better late than never because this Super Tote bag is SUPER cool! (see what I did there?)
I picked up the pattern and most of my fabric at Fabricate, a cute fabric store in Boulder, with my mother-in-law, Cindy, when my in-laws were in town for Thanksgiving. In fact, Cindy even made one too! As one of her first projects since picking sewing up again, I was so impressed.
Cindy finished her bag just minutes before rushing out the door to catch a flight back to Minnesota!
The pattern was pretty straight forward to follow. The only part I had to think twice about was cutting the straps since the pattern gave measurements and a cutting diagram instead of a pattern piece. But, 30 inch straps make a whole lot more sense than 60 inch straps!
I also used a bit more interfacing than the pattern calls for to make sure my bag had enough structure. I also added fusible fleece to the straps for a little extra cushion. Speaking of interfacing, does anyone else ever have a hard time getting Pellon 808 Craft Fuse to adhere? I swear it took like 30 minutes of ironing per piece to get it to somewhat stick and I am kinda left wondering if I was doing something wrong.
I definately want to make this pattern again. I think the only change I’ll make is to add some sort of interior zipper pocket to wrangle things I tend to loose in the bottom of a bag – i.e., my keys and phone. Have you modified this pattern before? What changes did you make?
Bag: Handmade (Super Tote Pattern) // Shirt: Limited // Sweater: Limited // Leggings: Lululemon // Shoes: Nordstroms with DIY Ribbon Laces