So here I show you another Totes Ma Tote Bag made from a pattern from Emmaline Bags.
I like the simplicity yet elegance of this design. I had decided a while ago I wanted to use this canvas fabric for this bag. Then my first one sold on my etsy shop and I just had to get to it.
As you can see I used leather straps and rivets again. After I cut all the pieces and was about to start sewing I realized I didn't have an accent fabric for the "side seams cover". I like the feature so I just shopped my stash until I found a Fat Quarter of this one with dots.
I used purse feet at the bottom as recommended. It gives the bag a very sophisticated and professional feel.
I ordered a zipper to match from Zipper Island at Etsy. They are great. They carry a very good inventory in handbag zippers.
Here's the bag opened. Inside there's a big slip pocket with a tab and magnetic snap as closure for an electronic tablet (iPad, etc). They're two additional pockets on the other side: one slip divided in two and a zippered one.
I used SF 101 woven interfacing on all pieces, even lining and canvas exterior. I also added Thermolam Plus on two main exterior pieces and bottom plus Peltex for bottom. I love the feel and how sturdy it is. It stands on its own. I recommend using these interfacings or Soft and Stable because it gives the bag a very nice stability and feel, as a non handmade feel.
Have you sewn this pattern yet? Which are your go to interfacings?