I know many of you have seen posts about this pattern already, but I just had to share how much I love this bag. I bought the pattern for the Jane Market Tote just last week because I thought it would be perfect for the new Heather Bailey home dec fabrics that I fell in love with. The Market Tote is a great little pattern. I was able to put it together reasonably quick.
It's probably no surprise that I adore these fabrics, although the floral print is a bit girly for me. If I were to ever redo my blue chair though, I would choose the tile print in a heartbeat. I love it!
Everyone seems to be making bags to take to Sewing Summit. I really wanted to join the club and make a fun bag to take. Since I'm traveling approximately 30 minutes to get to Sewing Summit, I didn't exactly need the Amy Butler Weekender that so many are putting together. This bag will be a perfect addition to my purse at the conference. It has a great amount of space for handouts, a water bottle, and little extras from the conference. It's also perfectly practical since I know I will get a lot of use out this in the future.
The main change I made to the pattern was adding interfacing. I added a medium weight stabilizer to the outer lining. I added pieces of Peltex to the base of the outer lining pieces to give the bottom a nice stable base. I also added simple flat pockets to both sides of the inner lining.