My “Where’s Waldo” Tote Bag
You can really never have enough tote bags. They are oh so easy to make, and can be made into an endless array of prints and patterns.
I made this one a few years ago, but recently found it again. The inspiration came from Lotta Jansdotter’s book, Simple Sewing. I think it came out pretty good, right? I’m a really impatient sewer, but do understand the satisfaction the many get when they’ve sewn up something that’s actually usable.
One of my life goals is to get to a point where I am making most of my own clothes. I have a pretty fickle sense of style, and it is often hard to find things in regular stores that I like (or can afford). Wouldn’t it be great if I could just whip up whatever comes to mind, like an amazing pair of pants or a tailored shirt? I’m certainly far, far away from doing that, but the idea is certainly gestating. The first step is to develop a steady, solid relationship with my sewing machine. We’re pretty on-and-off at the moment, but this year I resolve to make a better effort in showing her I care.
BurdaStyle has an incredibly wealth of sewing resources that I definitely need to use more. I’d love to make the Jason vest (which I [ahem] am modeling on the site) or the Pete t-shirt. Are you on BurdaStyle? Add me as a friend!
P.S. – I think Waldo would love this tote!