Festival Tote

This bag was a custom order for my aunt.  She had worn out her work bag, so she asked me to create  new one!  With photos of her current bag and a list of features that she wanted, I went to work.  We decided on the Anna Maria Horner Festival print in dusk, which is one of my favorites.

I kept the bag design simple.  For an every day tote, I was more concerned about durability and structure.

Bag specifics:
17" wide, 13" tall, 6" deep
28" handle
1 large zipper compartment that spans the entire width and height of the bag
Main print is AMH Festival in dusk
Coordinate is a navy canvas
I used premade piping
For the handles, I bought 1" webbing and covered them with 3" wide strips of the canvas.  I've done this a few times now, and I think it makes the best handles.  They are really sturdy, easy to make, and the color always matches!
The base of the bag includes 2 layers of peltex that I machine stitched onto the inside of the outer fabric bottom.



Piping:

Handle detail:


Side snaps:

Top zipper compartment:

And because I love including little surprises, I made this gathered clutch:

The bag and gathered clutch made it to my aunt, and she loves them!