Saturday, April 11, 2009

It is finished!

Look! I finally finished the tote bag I've been working on. It is a gift for someone and I'm excited to get it in the mail this afternoon. It is the first time I've made a bag like this and I think it turned out well. I just love the bright colors on the canvas (which I was able to get inexpensively as a remnant) and the blue lining is so vibrant. It just says "summer beach tote" to me. The pockets were supposed to be on the outside, but I don't like outside pockets on bags...they're just not secure. I like the contrasting fabric on the inside...it makes it fun. Superman cut some plexiglass which I slipped inside the bottom to make it a sturdy and stable bottom. (Have you seen the plexiglass purse bottoms for sale? They are not cheap and Superman had leftover plexiglass from a project...viola, a frugal solution!)


What do you think? Is it nice enough to be a "for no reason" present? I hope the recipient loves it because I had her in mind the entire time I made it. It might not be perfect, but it was stitched with love!

7 comments:

Dani Joy said...

Great job!! I am totally inept at sewing but it looks wonderful to me!

I am sure the recipiant will think its so sweet!

Happy Easter, Erin!
Thanks for all your sweet comments.

loveaphid said...

It's beautiful! It looks like much fun. I'm certain it will be very loved. You forgot to mention you sewed a good portion of this while Skyping. Making it even better.

n3isme said...

That's amazing!! I think you did a wonderful job.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how cute! I love it! I hope the recipient likes it too. If not, you can send it to me :o)

DarcyLee said...

What a cute bag! You did a great job for your first try. I have yet to try making one but I've got it on my list. I hope mine turns out as well.

LaVonne said...

It is great! How difficult was it? I would like to start sewing. I have never learned. Totes were one thing I am interested in making.

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

That is CuuuUUUTE! I have a tote 1/2 way finished. Blarg.