Monday, September 19, 2011

Jane Market Tote

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.

17 comments:

  1. I have to say that I love the tile fabric too. I loved seeing the bag yesterday too but didn't have a chance to say it. I'm also excited to be the first to leave a comment!

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  2. Cute! I always add more pockets when I make a bag.

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  3. I love this pattern from Alicia Paulson. One year, I made 19 of the bags as Christmas gifts.

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  4. Love it, Kati! :) Can't wait to see it in person!

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  5. This is so great! I've been eyeing that pattern, and agreed on the tile fabric, so pretty!

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  6. Sweet bag! It looks great with your chair. :)

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  7. So cute! Now you're making me feel the desire to make a cute tote bag to carry to classes :) I love that new HB fabric you used, so pretty - reminds me of your City Green quilt!

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  8. That's lovely...do I need another bag? No, but will I make more? Yes!

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  9. Looks like you're all set for the summit, it looks fab

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  10. Lovely bag, I really like Heather Baileys prints and that tile print is especially cool :-)

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  11. Lovely lovely bag, and the fabric is beautiful too.

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  12. It looks fantastic and I simply love that the inside is as gorgeous as the outside!

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  13. Looks beautiful. Love this bag - seems very versatile. Maybe a great gift bag too.

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