Before making a tote bag for a quilt, I thought practicing would be a good idea.
We all have particular mental blocks and challenges and I can easily get myself confused when it comes to sewing things properly. I know I could easily sew something inside out with twisted handles, or somehow have the handles stuck inside the body of the bag. And once confused it can be hard to get back on track.
Since this was to be for the use of younger people, I searched my stash for something with kid appeal that wasn’t too girly or babyish and that would not show every mark. This fabric seemed to fit the bill and also the critters aren’t directional.
This bag has just one side seam, which means a directional fabric would actually have been okay. The side seam in fact makes this a nice bag for books, it’s that bit easier to slide them in and out. And the striped lining is cool.
All in all I’m quite pleased with this, even the handles are lined with batting and quilted.
It’s functional so in my book although the fabric is traditional, it’s modern because of the emphasis on “get ‘er done!” and “make something useful!”