I have finally finished my Market Tote. Thanks to the great tutorial by Holly at Bijou Lovely!
I struggled with it at first but in the end I'm happy with the outcome. The colors look a little bit better together in person. I learned a few things along the way.
- Don't listen to the lady at the fabric store! It was my first time in the store alone and I was trying to find the interfacing, so i asked for help. Even though I specifically told her it said light-weight interfacing, she said, oh, well if it's a tote bag you should use this heavier interfacing. Needless to say my bag is a little bit stiffer than I anticipate!
- Measure! Measure! I'm struggling with making measurements/cuts that are correct. My panels were off by a 1/4" on the outside and so I had to cut down the inner panels to make it work a little bit better.
- Practice sewing straight lines! I'm sure this will get easier with time. It's all about keeping things lined up. It's really not too bad, but there are a few spots that are noticeable.
- Think about the orientation of your pattern before you tell them how much fabric you need. The stripes threw me off and had me cutting a second time.
P.S. Keep your eyes peeled, I was selected in Sandy's Pay it Forward, so I'll be hosting my own when I get my item from her.