It’s not often, but sometimes I feel really girly and really enjoy thinks like glitter, painted nails, and Pink! And I was feeling girly when I put this little tote together. In Lisa’s bags of clothes the main colors were yellow’s, greens, and gray’s. Which I love! But I didn’t want all the bags to look the same because how anti-climatic would it be if you ordered 3 different bags and you got them back looking all the same!
So when I saw these colors popping out from the rest, I put them in a pile together and loved how they worked together.
The pink and the purple are both lower intensity, the teal really stands out from the rest, and the gray seems to tie it all together.
I made the sweatshirt pocket on the side panel a functional pocket so you can actually put items in there. But it was a close call! When I was sewing it together I almost forgot I hadn’t fastened the bottom end down and it nearly became an ascetically tricky fixture on the side of the tote that posed as a pocket.
Another change I made to my original tote design is for the straps I usually use a 1 1/2″ piece of canvas strapping for the handle. But this time I was set on having the straps be a really light color, tan, off white…But I only had black at my house, and when I went hunting for some at the store the only thing I could find was 1″ canvas strapping.
I’d run into this before, when I first started sewing these, on a bag I called Yellow JACKet =) (because it was yellow and the pattern looked like a lumber Jack!) And I really liked how it turned out and thought I should revisit this idea here and I’m glad I did.
Since the colors are so gentle I think such a thick strap would be a little too heavy for this look. So I guess it all worked out how it was suppose to!
I’ll let you know how Lisa likes it when I get a chance to catch up with her! Hopefully she’ll like ALL of the ones I’ve been working on for her these last couple of months!
The anticipation is gonna kill me! =)
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*****Each product is handmade and re-purposed from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.
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