Lotta strikes again: the all-day tote

by Dorie on November 25, 2007

all-day tote

Dang, Lotta, your book is good.

I finally got Jeanne, now of Texas, as a partner in the CU later swap. She was my very last partner. The swap is now over. This bag went to her. The fabric showed up on my doorstep like six months ago, a generous little gift from petulant feminine, who was destashing. (She’s not blogging now, but I owe her a postcard if only I knew where to send it!) Anyway, this fabric has been softly chanting Jeanne’s name since the moment it arrived. It’s been telling me things like, “Make me into something and I will be sweet plum pudding love!” Seriously. And now all its dreams have come true. It is the Lotta Jansdotter all-day tote, and it is in Jeanne’s hands.

inside all-day

I only made one change to the bag, which is lengthening the handles. It needed to be a shoulder bag. Bags are generally more useful if they can be both toted and shouldered. I love the side pocket, and the bottle pocket. I also really like the little clippy key thing. I may someday make myself one of these. It would be really good for Saturdays when we leave the house early and come home late.

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futuregirl November 26, 2007 at 12:11 am

I might have to take that book out of my wish list and put it in my cart soon. Everything people make from it comes out sooooo cute! Great bag!

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Jeanne November 26, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I do love it so! And I was very happy with the handle length. As I told you I bought the book the day before I got the bag so I could make this and one of the first things I thought when looking at the pattern was that it needed longer handles.

It accompanied me today to High Fashion Fabrics where I bought some fabric to make one for an xmas gift!

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Maitreya November 28, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Very nice! That’s the next project on my list. Seeing yours has made me believe I might be able to actually pull it off.

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Chara Michele December 12, 2007 at 8:12 am

I love this bag! That fabric is so perfect for it…

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Sue December 14, 2007 at 6:12 am

does anyone know where I can buy "oil cloth?" Do you know of any websites taht sell it?

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