I LOVE this pattern. I have made three of these bags now. The first one I made for myself, and here it is:
With the tool holder opened up:
Sooo.... the first time it took about 16 hours. Yes, don't laugh. I think the reason is that Amy is really good at aiming her instructions at newbie sewers, and writes a LOT of detail. Good for newbies definitely but I kept finding myself overthinking things.
So, number 2, made for Bells (she's on craftster too):
Front: (you can see the pin cushion which tucks nicely inside the pocket)
with the tool holder open:
Important note at this point: the instructions say you should use grosgrain ribbon for the tool holder strips, so that's what I used the first time. However, that is dumb. it doesn't hold anything. So for this one and the next one I used elastic which is DEFINITELY the way to go.
For Bells I also made a knitting needle roll and a notions purse.
So here is number 3, for mum for christmas:
Amy says you can use either fusible interfacing or cotton batting for reinforcement, but for each of these I hve used the fusible interfacing and a heavyweight (home decorating) cotton.
Anyhoo, I love Amy Butler's patterns. I have quite a lot of them. Tall Poppy Crafts sells some of them in Australia, otherwise check out www.amybutlerdesigns.com
and see where you can get them. The bag has EVERYTHING you could want in a craft tote, whatever your medium.
Thanks for checking this out!