This year, I have planned all of my makes so I rarely get to opportunity to pull fabrics out of the cupboard and mix and match until things fall into place. So this week when my handbag fell apart I was really happy about the chance to play designer again. And boy, do I like what fell out of the stash and on to my new bag.
Pattern: Senna Tote
Fabric: Vintage Obi belt that I have had for over 10 years, waiting for the right project. Vegan leather from Remida. All notions recycled from previous bag.
Green Notes: Recycling is winning in my book
See Also: Brienne’s quilted version
Tidbits: If you know the Senna Tote pattern you may have realised that I have heavily modified it. The width and length of the Obi basically dictated the size that I could make so I adapted the pieces to work.
I am super happy with all the pocketses in this make, front for my phone, notebook and pen, and inside for my wallet, a keeper for a water bottle and a clip for my keys.
Lessons: I will follow the instructions more closely next time as I got a little stuck at the end. Also happily the trims were easy to sew with a denim needle and a good amount of seam grading. I was also happy with my interfacing choice – a really stiff sturdy interfacing on the obi fabric (including the pocket) and iron on standard interfacing on the internal pockets.
Score: 5/5 This make is just me and will make me smile every day. Cannot buy that.