My New Tote Bag

Some time ago, I set aside the fabric to make a tote bag.

Today, I finally made it.

Some of the fabric was left over from a shirt I made for my husband. We had been on a day trip to Bainbridge Island, and had visited the local quilt shop, Esther’s, some three years ago.

fuji fabric

This is the shirt.


We had already browsed through the shop. but spotted this fabric in the front display window as we were leaving. Of course, I had to go back in and purchase some!

Since I didn’t know exactly how much I would need for a shirt, I was generous in my purchase, just to be safe.

Some other time, I think later on, I bought some ginkgo-leaf print fabric. Because I like ginkgo leaves. Which, coincidentally, coordinated wonderfully with the Mt. Fuji fabric.

A couple of years ago, I wrote up and illustrated the instructions for this 12-Pocket Tote pattern. I’ve made it up once before, as part of a Christmas gift exchange at work.

It’s a neat pattern. Gotta love all those pockets.

I started working on it this morning, and finished it this afternoon. Talk about (nearly) instant gratification. And this was even with being gone for a couple hours in the middle of the day to go have lunch with a friend.


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