The zippered pouches that I had so much fun making last month inspired me to try a tote bag in the same style.
The neutral background and colorful applique seems classic to me; an earthy frame for the fabric design. I tried something new and love it!
This design has a mix of applique and embroidery with the added level of complexity having the design spill over from the pocket onto the body of the bag.
The flower petals are made from the fabric that lines the front pocket.
With the rope fabric, I stuck with the nautical theme and lined the interior with navy blue anchors. It has a magnetic snap closure and is the same size as my beach/farmer's market totes.
In the coming weeks/months I plan to make several of the flower design with various colors. I would love to hear your feedback!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.