What does a professional quilter do when her machine is getting some work done on it? She sews! and this past weekend I made this cute tote!
This is the front.
The pattern I used is called the "Professional Tote" by "The Creative Thimble".
I do have to confess, I was a bit intimidated by this project because I haven't done any crafty type projects like this before. But it was pretty easy and it went quickly too. Which is a suprise since it can have 11-12 pokets on it. I wanted to make this tote for my lap top, from the dimensions listed it seemed like it would fit, but it doesn't :0( see I have a wide screen laptop and this tote has a zipper to close the main sections close and the tote is designed to have this zipper section a little smaller than the actually tote. The zipper was an 18" one, my laptopcould fit into the tote if the zipper was a 20" one...hmmmm maybe the next tote I make I will have to modify this part of the pattern.
Here's what it looks like inside the tote.....
Lots of room for stuff and alot of pockets inside and out.
Heres a pic of the back.....
I was also a little skeptical of how sturdy this would be, but when it was done I am really impress with how sturdy it is!, It uses Pellon's Deco-Bond fusible interfacing and almost all of the pieces was fused with the stuff.
Although I am not a fan of the expense it cost to make it, after you buy the 3 different fabrics (main, contrast, and lining) 3 zippers, cord locks, deco-bond, cording (I used suede lacing), and nylon webbing it added up to a pretty pricey tote. But that won't stop me from making more., LOL my 2 older daughters each want one and then I still need to do something about my lap top.