A Bag for Summer

Summer Tote

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, my recent crafting time has been taken up sewing the Expandable Pack It In Tote by U-Handbag.

It’s been a relatively large sewing project – I’ve probably spent about 5 evenings in total making it. I’ve learned a lot of techniques I haven’t used before – things like putting in magnetic clasps and how to put in a lined letterbox pocket like the one on the front. To be honest it’s all been a bit daunting, but I’m really pleased with the results.

Summer Tote

I’m also really pleased that the fabric all came from my stash.

The outer is Munki Munki – which I bought back in 2004 I think – and the inner is Kaffe Fassett (even though it is the most unlikely Kaffe Fassett I’ve ever seen!) which I bought from Liberty’s a couple of months ago, and which I used for the cuffs of FB’s blue trousers.

The rest of the things I needed came from UHandbag, and arrived amazingly quickly, (like overnight quick! Which was great because once I knew what I wanted to do, I wanted to get started right away.)

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2 thoughts on “A Bag for Summer

  1. The bag looks great and a very useful size. I must get going on my U-handbag kit. I got one of the purses and I’ve been a bit intimidated by the frame.

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