Seems like I buy a new tote bag with each coming of Spring.
With frequent trips to the green market and random last-minute outings they are so useful and convenient. I think the beautiful weather combined with scoring some gorgeous, inexpensive fabric at a local thrift shop was the perfect combination here.
This fabric is soft and lovely. It is a vintage cotton, but it has a very subtle sheen to it and it is a bit thicker than most. I adore it...and I purchased a yard for 50 cents. Yes, 50 cents!!!!
I used this Vintage Fabric Tote tutorial for a quick sew.
This is great for a beginner as the directions are straightforward & easy to understand.
I was especially happy to cut-up that pesky sheet I was no longer using and had been hanging around the donation corner for way too long! It made the perfect lining for the bag.
And a peek inside...
Look who finally has little sewing labels.
Too many friends and relatives have told me they would love a label
inside what I have made them.
I thought it was a good idea. I decided to stick with Candy Buttons, too. Although, I have another name in mind for a side ("company") project I'll be working on this summer.