A “Me Made” bag for today’s Me Made Monday. This is the second bag I have made recently, the other, a beach bag for my sister will have to remain under wraps till she comes out to the island next weekend. This bag is the Everything Tote from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing.
Regular readers of this blog will know I have a difficult relationship with the book, but I held out for a third project just in case… and I’m pleased to say I love the results!
However, it must be said that I’m sure that at least part of the reason the bag was successful was because I almost entirely ignored the pattern instructions. I took on board Lorna’s comments about the design, then lined the pocket against the pattern’s advice, added a button close, and blind stitched the outside binding by hand.
…So it doesn’t say an awful lot for the book, that my first successful project from it was the one where I ignored the instructions… oh well