Created by: Ms. Elaineous
Project

Monogrammed Zippered Tote

What are you most proud of? Getting the proportions right - the bottom part of the bag in relation to the top part of the bag. The "G" bag was my first attempt - I made the bottom (brown) piece taller on my own bag. And getting the monogrammed centered. I purchased the monogram at Five Star Fonts. Love it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a heavy cotton duck on the bottom of the tote - it is stronger and won't show wear in the corners like other totes. And don't use fusible fleece - use fusible horsehair; it doesn't add bulk and it makes the fabric stronger. I plan on getting this pattern developed and written in the next few months.

You Can Make This

Ms. Elaineous made Monogrammed Zippered Tote with:

  • Home Dec fabric
  • fusible horsehair interfacing
  • and a zipper.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting the proportions right - the bottom part of the bag in relation to the top part of the bag. The "G" bag was my first attempt - I made the bottom (brown) piece taller on my own bag. And getting the monogrammed centered. I purchased the monogram at Five Star Fonts. Love it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a heavy cotton duck on the bottom of the tote - it is stronger and won't show wear in the corners like other totes. And don't use fusible fleece - use fusible horsehair; it doesn't add bulk and it makes the fabric stronger. I plan on getting this pattern developed and written in the next few months.

Q&A with Ms. Elaineous

Tandunn asked:
I love making bags and your projects are great!
Ms. Elaineous answered:
Thanks so much! Most of the bags I make are from my own patterns - I see a purse I like, sketch it out, then make it. My favorite new pattern is The Bevy Bag by Among Brenda's Quilts. I'll post the project soon.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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