Last week I was busy sewing and playing with rather delicious fabric I found on Terry’s Fabrics. My mind was spinning with lots of wonderful ideas, but it didn’t take long to settle to a couple of projects.
When I saw this campervan fabric on their site I knew exactly what I wanted to make. All I needed was a couple of matching fabrics (pink gingham and dotty grey) and a rather clever pattern or two and I was off to the races.
The first pattern to be cut and sewn was the lovely Super Tote Pattern by Noodlehead. The slightly heavier weight of the 100% cotton fabric was perfect for the task and I used a light woven interfacing on the exterior pieces just to help the bag keep it’s shape. The pink gingham was a lighter 100% cotton and perfect for the lining.
Being me, though, I couldn’t leave the pattern alone and added an extra feature on the front. The original pattern has a hook and loop fastener on the front pocket, but I opted to put in a concealed zipped pocket. It didn’t take long and I’m thrilled with the extra gingham detailing that covers the zip.
This bag will be perfect for the holidays and carrying all the gear down to the beach in style. :o)
The recessed zipped closure was really easy to install and a feature I wouldn’t mind adding to other totes in the future.
I added stitching on the pleat as instructed in the pattern and added some flat pockets on one side of the interior for extra storage.
After completing the bag I had just enough grey and pink to make another divider basket. My daughter’s room is pink and grey and this will be a perfect match in her room.
I’m thrilled with the fabric I got at Terry’s Fabrics and had a blast creating these two very useful bags.
Oh and one last thing!
Happy Canada Day
to my fellow Canadians!!
Until next time...♥