i went to a zag bag party and got inspired to make my own tote bag. when i went in hancock fabrics, i was immediately inspired by this black and white print. i had to have red with it, and when i saw the black, white and red material, i knew it would be perfect for the lining. i did not know when i picked out the pattern, that the tote would be as big as it is. it has a lot of pockets, everywhere, which i love, outside and inside.
barbara made a comment on this post asking about my pattern: i used McCall's #M4851 and used the directions for B picture, but had to adjust the amounts of material, because they have the body and outside pocket all the same material, where i used 2 different fabrics. i also used decorator fabrics, so it is heavier weight, i thought that would last longer, and the ladies at hancock fabrics urged me to use the heaviest weight fusible webbing, but be prepared, i broke 2 needles.
i like it so much, i may try to adjust the size a little smaller, and make another. i wanted a lot of different fabric at hancock fabrics. i think the next one may be in blues and greens.