A is for antelope

March 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm 4 comments

I spent this afternoon making another tote bag.

tote bag

Although I learned to do a proper zig-zag applique stitch, I thought that finish would be too polished here. In my opinion, this called for a standard outline stitch, giving it a slightly “raw” look.

antelope tote

The bag is made of narrow-wale ivory corduroy and lined in one of my favorite fabrics that is diminishing way too quickly.

antelope tote

I used medium-weight interfacing on the body and straps, since the corduroy is so soft and thin. I may eventually make a similar tote for The Boutique (if you’d like one, please let me know), but this one is ALL MINE, baby!

antelope toe

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.


Entry filed under: Fabric, Handmade goodies, Kitties.

Petah Tote Aqua and red

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Crosspaws  |  March 17, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Very pretty tote, I love the bright polka dots, the applique, and your lovely assistant 😉

  • 2. Emily Hilleke  |  March 17, 2008 at 9:23 am

    How dare you keep that one all to yourself?! I was getting all excited… yellow antelope on white cord. ::sniff::

  • 3. Betty  |  March 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Oh good, you should keep one for yourself. I think it gets easy to start giving things away and selling them, and we forget that us crafters need things too!

  • 4. Chellie  |  March 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Would you be willing to make one in a purple corduory? Do they make such a thing? I think my aunt ozella would love one for x-mas. I must plan ahead!


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