School's out for summer! If you could clue me in on where exactly that whole year went, I'd be most grateful. It seems like only yesterday my little boogaloo was heading off to her first day at preschool!
I had other plans for teacher gifts, but I was forced to admit that this tutorial got the better of me. In my own defense, I persevered through the wallet construction and only gave up once I saw that the actual tote bag was only going to be about 12" by 12" or so. I'd already cut the fabric to make the tote bags and I was so annoyed that I hadn't paid attention to that detail, I just up and quit. Perserverance, thy name is not Felicity. And I'm okay with that!
Here's what I actually did end up making, using an existing shopping bag as a model for making those side gussets.
Ms Cindy's Bag - IKEA home dec on the outside, vintage sheet on the inside:
Ms. Chris's bag - upcycled IKEA duvet cover outside, quilting cotton inside. I should've interfaced it for stability. Oh well.
Ms Beverly's bag - quilting cotton inside and out:
Each bag is approximately 16" tall by 19" wide. Ish. I wasn't very exact in my measurements. Now that those duties are discharged, I am turning to other duties: my bee blocks. Canada Post's postal strike totally sapped my mojo and I'm really behind on one block and nearly behind on a few more.
Linking up again to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations, Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek, and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story (see the buttons on my sidebar over there on the right).