One side is more casual. The other is a bit more dressy. Hopefully I have every occasion covered! lol
These take a lot more time than I figured. I worked most of Thursday and just sewed the lining in this morning. My fabric placement could be better as well. Live. Learn. And die dumb! lol
I used canvas as my backing with a batting on top. Then I placed some focus squares and did quilt as you go around them. I wanted the handles to wrap around the bottom but be hidden under the bottom fabric.
I also wanted a lining with pockets. I planned that but they were too close to the bottom but it still works.
I really should make another before I forget again how to do the lining! The canvas and batting have given the tote a nice structure. The bottom is boxy. I have run out of black thread but I have to do errands and will get some thread to finish off the top stitching on the handles which also have batting in them for comfort when the bag is on my shoulder!
I think spring is finally coming. I am hearing birds. :) I haven't actually seen a robin but others have.
And it is sunny. Cool, but sunny! yippee! Actually the freezing temperatures have dried up lots of the water. Good thing as my rubber boots have a hole and it is down low and handy to the puddles. Gee. I certainly don't want to be toting around muddy spring water! lol