Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Take on the Library Tote

If you are on Pinterest at all and you sew you have probably seen  this tutorial for a cute library tote all over the place.  I pinned it, I have no idea how long ago, and keep coming back to look at it. Then  I visited my mom's library when we were up visiting after the huge storm that took our our power. After that I decided it was time to get a library card at our local library since it's just down the road. Perfect excuse to make a bag!  And, bonus, doing one pinterest pin a week is part of my Summer Bucket List! So here is my spin on the tote!


I used a vinyl fabric from Joann's for the main body. I bought it to make a zipper pouch for my Nook but since you have to buy a yard at a time of this kind of fabric I had plenty to make the bag as well. And now... BONUS they will match!


For the out side pocket and reinforcement strip I used some Daisy Cottage. I purchased half a yard of this from UberStitch last winter and had it sent to my sister. She made a nook cover out of it for me. (Again, with the matching.)


The handle and interior pocket was some sweet Riley Blake fabric my mom purchased for me off of Pick Your Plum back in May.


The whole thing came together in an hour or two with fabrics from my stash. My kind of Wednesday night project! Next time I make it I'll be sure to pin the pocket on so that it's centered and I probably won't do the vinyl exterior with the cotton handles. (Josh says it makes it look a little less polished). But for a distracted first attempt I am rather pleased.

Have and of you made the Noodlehead library tote? I would love to see it!!

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