Friday, February 5, 2021

Tote Bag with Fabric from Minerva

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 Another Minerva Make!


I wanted to make a tote bag with my latest self-drafted pattern.  This cotton canvas print was perfect! I used a red and white polka dot polyester lining from my stash.


The construction was pretty straight forward...including the print matching!  I fused Fusible Pellon Flex Foam to the lining pieces.  

I used a 7' zipper to make the welt pocket on the front of the bag. The same red lining was used for the welt pocket. 



I then decided to add a back pocket to the back of the back of the bag with fabric from my stash.  And of course I added interior pockets.



I basted the back pocket before attaching the handles. 
I used black 1" light weight poly propylene webbing for the handles.



I'm pretty happy with the "boxing" on each side of the bag,  I created darts to get this effect.  I wasn't sure if it would work, so I did a quick draft before cutting this fabric.  
Yaaay! It worked!


The top zipper is an 18" jacket zipper...because that's what I prefer to use in my tote bags! 😉


Overall I'm very happy with the fabric and the finished bag!








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