i was so pleased with how this tote came out that i decided to make another one similar. i am a huge chocolate brown lover, and this time i decided to pair it up with a tiffany blue. instead of making the handles from felt, i used martha stewart grosgrain ribbon for the straps and i love how feminine it looks!
the outer fabric is 100% wool felt! so nice but expensive.
i do not, however, have the funds for such a purchase, so i decided to make my own! i wanted one with a bit more subdued fabric on the outside so as to not warrant undue attention, so i used some scrap tweed i had around.
here you can see it's kept closed with a magnetic snap.
mine's not as neat as the originals, but it works! instead of keeping panty liners/pads on the left side as suggested, i'm keeping a little tin with tylenol in the big pocket.
i have been making a million bags for everyone else so i decided to make one for me. i was at the fabric store and stumbled upon this beautiful, perfect shade of green felt and fell in love. thus, maggiebag!
i am a teacher and so i figured i could use a nice big bag to bring my things to school.
closeup of the supercute ribbon i found!
i used a snap closure for the first time.
the lining is a happy red floral-ish pattern. i didn't want to get too christmas-y with red and green but i think this works.
i made another one tonight; my little sister is in love with music. she plays the flute and wants to be a professional musician when she grows up. so when i saw this beautiful fabric, i knew i needed to make her a christmas gift out of it!
the front-ish view:
i did a velcro closing for the flap; i used a white strip up top and a black strip on the body.