Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Traditional
Winter white upholstery fabric, black/white printed cotton, polar fleece for batting.
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired watching Vanessa Wilson's tutorial--she teaches at Craftsy.com and her website is Crafty Gemini. Vanessa has a no-fail process for measuring and sewing square or rectangle fabric boxes. I watched her tutorial on making a cover for a sewing machine. I thought it was going to be difficult, but Vanessa makes it so simple to do.
Also I get inspired cruising fabric stores. The best part of cruising is touching fabric. A winter white upholstery fabric appealed to me immediately. The fabric has a firm hide (backing), yet the right side is super soft. Perfect fabric to build a sturdy, practical wine tote.
I made a total of 4 wine totes for a shop display, Numbers 1,3,5,7
What are you most proud of?
I'm pleased with the simple decoration on this bag--suitable for a gal or a guy. I like featuring 1 number. Just one. It's a classic black accent on a white background.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Check out Vanessa Wilson's online classes with Craftsy, and her website at Craftsy Gemini. What a great teacher. That's how I learned.