My oh my.. so many months since my last post and much too long since my last bag!! Time is just getting away from me..
I was very happy to test a new bag from Emmaline Bags in June. The pattern was released early this month. It's called the Totes Ma Tote. A fun name for a fun bag!
The bag has some lovely details.. I love the side accents.
I used a cotton canvas for the exterior, with a vinyl for accents. I choose to do the base of the bag in the accent fabric.
The vinyl got quite thick and the straps were a bit of a challenge. I had to leave the short ends unfinished and used rivets to secure the straps as I couldn't get through 2 layers of straps.
I love the grommets on the bag. But cutting the holes for them was a bit nerve wracking! The buckles give the straps some extra bling. The pattern had instructions for adding multiple buckle holes with eyelets. I just did one hole and forgo the eyelets. With the vinyl the hole the punch made was nice and clean.. and I didn't have eyelets.. :)
The top has a zipper closure to keep your valuable neice and secure.
Instead there is a large pocket that is secured with small flap with a magnetic flap. There is also a zipper pocket and slip pockets.