Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Echino project tote
I whipped up this tote as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law Jamie this morning. I modeled it after the tote I had made for her birthday in May but kept for myself. At the time, I thought it was too substantial. But since then I've learned that it's really the perfect bag for toting around books and knitting projects. Jamie crochets and reads voraciously, so I think this will be put to great use.
It's made of linen and some Echino scraps. I interfaced it with fusible fleece, which makes it sturdy and able to stand up on its own. It's lining is a great Japanese hedgehog fabric that I've had in my stash forever. I sewed in a simple divided pocket, lined with an orange and white paisley that's a fun surprise against the green.