Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nina's Tote

I made it home from Oregon in time to finish up this Professional Tote (by Creative Thimble) for my friend (and boss!) Nina.  I had promised to have it done in time for her to take it with her on her Alaskan cruise, and I kept my promise!  I love love love the fabric and am pleased with how it turned out.  The zipper was a bit of a struggle because I used a sport zipper, so  the extra stiffness and bulk created a challenge.  Got it in though and it works just fine.  She loves the tote and that makes me very happy.

                                          Matched the pocket and outer tote fabric motifs so
                                          that the saguaros were in one piece.

                                      Side view. Pockets on either side. I used stretchy hair
                                      bands and cord locks to gather in the pockets.

                                           Interior view. There is a center zipper pocket
                                                     and interior pockets on both sides.

                                                          Two-toned zipper.  Fun!

I'll be teaching a class on making this tote next week so I'm glad I made this one to refresh my class notes!
Now to make up some samples...                                                  


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