My dear friend Abbe is a shoe person. I ran across this delightful fabric while shopping for another project, and decided to make something for Abbe with it.
I already had other quilt projects in various states, but I thought I could slip in something that might take a weekend or so. On the same shopping trip I ran across a pattern called Eco Chic Shopping Tote which seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Well almost perfectly. I wanted a border around the top, and I wanted the bag to stand up on its own. Why follow a pattern when you can change it?
It was my first time working with fusible interfacing (or any other kind of interfacing for that matter), so I once again turned to Jackie for help. The tote bag didn’t really take very long, and of course there were a number of learning experiences.
- I prefer working with things that lay flat. I had a hard time wrapping my head around how the pieces would come together and how all the seams would still be hidden. Thank goodness it was just a tote!
- I’m not a huge fan of interfacing. I can see how it would be helpful (a necessity for my little project), but it was awkward to handle for a newbie. Perhaps I should have just followed the pattern? Nah…
I liked the finished product, but I must not have like the process very much. It has not been repeated. 🙂