What you get when you combine denim fabric, brightly colored Batik fabrics, and a wonderfully versatile tote bag pattern?
Why, you get a couple of brightly colored , yet practical, Anita Vacation Tote bags!!
|Anita Vacation Tote bags , using Batik fabric Susie's Sunroom|
Here are the details:
Pattern: Anita Vacation Tote bag - pdf pattern by Eamylove @ Amy Made That!
Amy's pattern is written clearly, in tutorial style, with lots of pictures.
( This pattern is available at the sale price of $5 now on Craftsy !)
Fabrics used: Dark blue bottom weight Denim
A Batik , with a rainbow of colors , from my stash
Bag Dimensions: 10" wide x 13" tall x 6" deep
Tote Bag Features: Straps with 2 fabrics, Zippered pocket in the lining, and magnetic snap top closure
Before I began to sew, I made sure to pre-wash the denim and batik, to minimize any dark colors running and any possible shrinkage.
|I chose to feature the blues and greens in this bag|
|I featured the yellows and oranges in this tote|
|See the bright linings|
|Wow, these Anita Vacation Totes can hold a lot!!|
I made these bags for Nancy, who is using one bag for carrying things to work ( a small purse , her lunch, and book ), and the other bag for her gym/workout clothes.
I am going to post my Anita Vacation Totes in Amy's flickr group " Amy Made That! and So Did I " , where you can see some other beautiful totes ! Come on and make one for yourself this summer.... you know you've been wanting to make something for yourself!