I totally blame Jessica. After all, she was the one who just HAD to show me this bad-ass tutorial for a tote bag over at Sew, Mama, Sew.
So Saturday morning, after Weight Watchers, I took a little field trip up to Evanston to pick up some home decor-weight fabric at Vogue, which has the slogan "enabling fabraholics since 1945." Many, many, MANY dollars later, I made it home with all kinds of good fabric and a mission to try the tote. Plus, I figured, if it worked well, I'd add it to my list of Christmas projects.
I made some modifications to the original pattern, and I'm still completely freakin' baffled by the french seam concept. (Seriously, I'll pay good money to someone who can explain to how to do that shit.) But, all in all, I'm pretty pleased with my prototype. AND, thanks to my voluminous fabric haul, I've got all I need to make the Christmas totes. (It's like, I'm prescient or something...)
So, anyway, check it out! I'm particularly pleased with the pocket. Which, in all fairness, was pretty much the simplest part of the whole damn thing.
Watcha think? Should I put it in the holiday to-do list?