Quick background. Holidays mean making new things, just because. Having big bags, clutch bags and small purses already, I felt I was lacking a simple small cross body bag for out-and-about essentials.
OK, this is not strictly true; I have my beloved Sidekick Tote, I use it all the time but it isn't new, and I really wanted a new one!
I looked through all the patterns I had stashed away, but they were mostly too complicated for what I wanted, or required hardware I didn't have on hand. I googled, I really was prepared to be completely inspired, but then... lightbulb!
I printed out my Noodlehead Super Tote pattern at 50%!!!
Grabbed those gorgeous HR Strawberries, fresh through the door, some natural Essex Linen and pink Kei dots, then at about 7pm, got making!
|Not the best pictures in the world, but the grass was wet, and the assistants were not in an assisting mood!|
I love all Anna's patterns, I made a 50% 241 Tote for Cindy, and knew, (well hoped), it would turn out great!
I used Aurifil 50wt in 2021 as always, and my walking foot to piece the whole thing, including the zip. Popped on a Jeans needle for the final top stitching that incorporated the strap ends as there must have been at least 10 layers of fabric plus fusible fleece at those points; and it sewed through like a dream.
I rarely need to finish anything so urgently that I keep going after about 9pm; most things can just wait. As you know I am not one to leave stuff until the last minute either, BUT I wanted to see it completed so badly; dear husband had to be woken up for the Ta dah! moment too.
So there you go, my super mini-Super Tote. Sorry for making you wait, but I hope I will be forgiven xxx