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Autumn Colors Tote

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Exterior Pocket

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Funky, Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Mod, Traditional, Classic, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Coarse Weave Upholstery Fabric exterior, Cotton Print for linings. Handmade Polymer Clay Decorative Medallion

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What are you most proud of? I split the exterior pocket into two sections, each 6" x 6". See photo of tote turned inside out. The two interior pockets are 8" wide by 6" deep, The closure is a nickel size bronze colored magnetic snap. I designed a number of large handmade polymer clay decorative medallions and buttons specifically for several bags made out of this awesome coarse weave fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? TIP: When designing a tote,I think about how I carry it, and how It feels on me when walking. This tote is worn over the shoulder with a sub-divded exterior pocket on the front side only. Let me explain why . . . The back side of the tote without a pocket fits flush against my body. Can you imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wear a tote with front and back exterior pockets filled? If you need extra pockets--put them in the interior of the tote.

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Another cute tote! I love the medallion detail makes it extra special. I love it.

09/15/2013 Flag

Thanks Tanja. I visited your fine city in August--and got lost trying to get on and off the freeway. I thought about you when I got lost--wishing I had your phone#. I'll send you an email soon. What have you been up to?

09/16/2013 Flag

Such great colors! Love the special polymer clay details you add.

09/16/2013 Flag

Love the colors. Love the medallion. Another great bag!

10/13/2013 Flag