Thursday, June 5, 2014

super tote

Last night I finished this Super Tote for a friend of mine.


I love the shape of this tote and how roomy it is. I think it will make a really nice summer bag for my friend who has four small kids and is constantly on the go.


I used Anna's pattern which you can buy here. And, just like all the other patterns and tutorials Anna writes, this one is superbly written and easy to follow. Just make sure you read ALL the directions, even the ones on interfacing. It will make the whole process go a lot more smoothly (speaking from experience here :)).


Zipper closure is always such a plus, I love bags that can be closed securely.


This tote has a nice large front pocket - I installed a magnetic snap closure to keep things from falling out.


There's also a giant pocket on the inside. I think it will be great to keep water bottles from tipping over inside the bag.

Now, this is not a quick, two hours and you're done bag. No, no! It takes time, and patience. But is totally worth all the extra effort and I would highly recommend you give it a go. I'm pretty sure I'll be making one for myself soon. I'd like to use solid linen for mine, something like the one Anna made a while back. My to do list seems to be getting bigger every day :)

Svetlana

29 comments:

  1. She is going to love it! If she doesn't . . . come visit and I'll send you my address. That would teach her, LOL.
    Really you are so talented and your bags are perfection :)

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  2. this is so perfect! I love your fabric choices!

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  3. Wow! I love it. Totes with zipper tops are always a plus!

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  4. It is gorgeous. I love the piping and the colours

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  5. Great bag ! The fabric is lovely !

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  6. what a lovely fabric choice! sew pretty.

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  7. Oooo! Pretty finish! Great fabric choice! I have to say I'm kind of scared of this bag pattern. I love the final result, but am not sure I'm skilled enough for all of the "extras" that comes in making one - elastics, zips, etc. I'll keep stalking everyone else's pretty pictures for a while longer.

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  8. Beautiful choice of fabrics! I have made two for my sister and she loves them! She has had people stop her and ask where she bought the bag! Anna's patterns are very well written indeed. Great job!

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  9. I have been thinking about getting this pattern and you have just tipped the scale in the yes column!:)
    Great fabrics. I love that you used the flower fabric for the inner pocket...such a nice surprise!::)

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    1. Forgot to mention that yesterday I finished one of Anna's 241 bags....love, love, love!:) Yes, she is a great pattern maker!

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  10. it's gorgeous. i love the 23 prints you used for accents.

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  11. Wow, love this one!. I have the pattern but haven't decided on the fabrics to use

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  12. Wow, it's beautiful. The fabrics you used are so gorgeous too!

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  13. Gorgeous! That large poppy print is just perfect for this bag.

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  14. Svetlanko, opet krasna taska. Tva kamaradka bude urcite nadsena! A ta super kapsa... krasna a prakticka taska :)
    Mej krasne dny! Jola

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  15. What a gorgeous bag! I love the fabrics you used. I bought that pattern a couple of months ago and it is on my "to do" list. Now I just need to find the time.
    Melissa

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  16. Love the bag. Please, I would love to know what poppy fabric that is. It is to di for!
    Thanks,
    Mejayne
    Jalalonde@aol.com

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  17. This is a beautiful bag! I, too, would love to know the name of your lovely floral ;)

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  18. What a gorgeous bag. Your friend is very lucky!!

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  19. What a fabulous bag. Love the poppy fabric and your sewing is fantastic! Wish I had that ability.

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  20. Beautiful bag! I love the fabric choice. I agree that this is a great pattern (I have made one and will definitely be making more).

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  21. Wow, looks great! Is that gray piping I see?

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  22. Your Super Tote is just stunning! I love the fabrics and how you used them! LOVE IT!!
    Susie

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  23. The fabric is gorgeous!
    I believe your friend will fall in love with this tote.

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