I am not very skilled when it comes to the sewing machine. I have a book that I really intend on reading and using to hone these skills a bit more but I just never seem to have the time. When I saw that my partner in the FOC Secret Swap wanted a bag and then I happened upon a fantastic (meaning simple) tutorial for a tote bag I figured I would give it a try.
I ordered some fabulous fabric and got to work cutting it out. Ummm yeah I stink at cutting fabric. I need to learn some tips and maybe get something longer than 13 inches to use to measure. Luckily even though my cutting needs some work the tote itself actually turned out okay after it was all sewn up.
It's fully lined but unfortunately has no pockets
It also has those neat "boxy" corners that look all fancy but are REALLY easy to do.
So here it is, the first tote bag I have ever made!
Not too bad for a first timer! The tutorial can be found at make it & love it