My niece got this fabric and pattern from her grandmother last year for Christmas. She had come over and was planning on having me show her how to make it and help her make it. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to do it together and she asked me to hang onto it and to sew it for her. I had it for a few months leading up to Christmas past but I just didn't have a minute to sew it.
I was off between Christmas and New Years and we were headed over there boxing day to spend some time together. So that morning I decided to see if I could pull it off before it was go time. It took me only about 3 hours max to sew this tote with the pattern that she had. Coconuts is modeling it for me. I think I may try to make her one as well. Isn't it a darling bag
This button is an old one I ripped off some clothing I was disposing of. Does any one else keep old buttons from things before they throw them away? I love doing that.
Here is a better side shot of the tote. The fabric choice that her grand mother picked really is adorable. Next time Ducky we'll do some more sewing together.