Wednesday, 5 November 2008

My foray into Totes ....

I have been thinking about attempting to make bags for a while and the opportunity presented itself when I had some library books to return to the library and no bag to put them into!So I thought I might make a Tote to carry them to the library. This is the second Tote that I have attempted, this time the bottom is shaped, the handles are more heavy duty and there is a front pocket to put wallets or library cards into.

Konstant Kaos Tote

As you can see, I tend to work in bold colours rather than in pastels. The Skull love heart fabric is a Michael Miller Patchwork Cotton. Very high quality. The lining is a red homespun 100% cotton as well.

Tote - Lining

The next tote will probably have a zip and maybe an inside pocket. I generally find that it takes me about four versions of product development before I actually get a design that I am happy with. If I wait for the “perfect design”, it takes me ages to decide where to start. So I just hop on the machine and see what I produce.