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« on: June 05, 2017 06:56:29 PM »


This is a free download from the Swoon Sewing Pattern site.
The website says, "A roomy, sturdy and stylish open tote bag. With a teardrop shape, Ethel veers away from the usual boxy tote. Its a stuff it in and run out the door kind of bag, designed to comfortably sling over your shoulder. There are a few slip pockets for the small things."

Its dimensions are 13" wide, 10" tall and 5" deep
I admit I was expecting a much larger bag. (Like: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441466.0)
This one is more purse-sized.

I chose a denim for the exterior, and a nylon for the interior. (Don't choose nylon: very unstable and annoying.)
I also chose to use cotton webbing for the handles.
All in all, not a bad bag.

What do you think, Craftsters and guests? Feedback welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017 09:12:20 AM »

Looks great! They have a nice selection of free patterns on that site, I went over to check them out Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017 07:51:11 AM »

I didn't know about http://swoonpatterns.com/ until I saw some articles here about "Swoon _____" bag.
They do have a pretty fair selection of free patterns.
I'm happy enough with this bag.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017 09:44:51 AM »

I love it!  That lining is simply beautiful, too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017 03:17:38 PM »

Thank you, sweets4ever..
The lining is a piece of nylon that used to be a Shower curtain. (I wouldn't suggest trying it. It seems like a good idea, but it turns out frustrating.)
The pattern being free was attractive to me.
I wasn't sure if it having a smaller opening was so great, but it hasn't made any difference yet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017 02:56:45 PM »

Here's a link to the pattern:

https://swoonpatterns.com/shop/ethel-tote-2/
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