It has been a few weeks since I tackled the totes waiting to be made, so this morning I got busy quilting the fabric and made this one, with long and sturdy shoulder straps. I also decided to make this one using a different technique than is normal for me. I am pleased with how it turned out. This fabric was chosen for this tote by my friend in British Columbia who I went to school with in the late 50's. Ouch, saying this out loud makes me feel old. Its size makes a very practical bag for everyday use and come spring she'll begin toting it around to be certain.
It measures 16" in its width by a height of 11 1/2" and a depth of 2 1/2", long comfortable sturdy straps compliment this bag making it more a shoulder bag than a tote. I incorporated lots of pockets to hold a variety of items, its width was chosen so that a bottle or two of wine could be transported even though the pockets would be filled.
Not too shabby, good length straps and lots of pockets and strong to last a long, long time and totally machine washable.
Back to sewing now.
Have a wonderful FRIENDTASTIC DAY.