When Anna posted the teaser of her new Super Tote pattern on her blog i was excited! i love all of Anna's patterns and i have made several. she makes awesome patterns, period!
when i was looking at her post and saw the elasticized pockets i honestly thought to myself; that girl is a mind reader!
i love to carry my water bottle around and i have to admit that i am a little addicted to fruit punch flavored crystal light! the problem with this is, well... its RED!! and at times my water bottle has been known to leak a little here and there and that is just no fun! i have been thinking to myself i need to figure out how to make some elasticized pockets to keep my water bottle from bumping all over in my purse and making a huge mess and when i saw those pockets it was like the heavens opened up and angels sang!
so i emailed anna and told her my little water bottle/elasticized pockets story and told her how awesome it is that she is a mind reader and that cheeky little fox sent me a copy of her pattern! i was a little excited, to say the least! i freaking love you anna!
because seriously, this pattern is amaaaazing, as all of her patterns are! but this has squeaked out in front as my very, very favorite!
i made my first ever hand made piping and it was easy as pie.
also, side note, love my juki!
that little machine sews like a dream!
i also made a slight modification to my outer pocket, nothing too crazy. instead of leaving the outer pocket with canvas on the inside. i cut another pocket piece, sandwiched the canvas between, and surged them together. see... dots on both sides.
i like the way it looks on the inside. it just seems a little more finished and that facing, i think, is pretty rad also!
one slight other modification i made was to topstitch along the gusset. this one little thing just puts it over the top for me. i think it is gorgeous!
so, here it is... my super tote!
so bright and happy for summer!
the zipper is awesome sauce too!
remember those pockets i told you about... they really are super awesome for my water bottle and my lysol wipes that i take EVERYWHERE!!!
it is amazing how disgusting public restrooms are when you have a little boy who is newly potty trained and is still a little too short to stand and pee...
i made the pocket 2.5" taller and it was the perfect size for them both.
i do think this is my favorite part of this bag.
thanks again anna! you really are the awesomest mind reader ever!
i may have another one almost finished and another one ready to cut.......
i love it so much and i hope you sell Thousands of this pattern!!!