Yesterday was a really nice day so I thought what better time to spend it than sewing :) I started a tote bag on Saturday night and got stuck. I was trying to use Tilda's Sew Sunny Homestyle beach bag pattern, but I just could not get through the beginning. I had to cut a 35.5"x39.5" piece of fabric and I needed to iron a fusible interfacing on the wrong side. Done. Then the directions said that I had to fold the fabric in double from top to bottom and side to side, right sides together. Now with the side to side folding the fabrics weren't right sides together since the right side of the fabric was in the top to bottom fold and after that all I had was to fold from interfacing to interfacing. I just couldn't pass through the next step which said to cut two 4 inch squares in the two corners on the bottom through both layers. The problem is that with the folding method I had 4 layers of fabrics. I just could not see how it will work out to do it this way so I sewed up a little sample from a different cheap fabric. I ended up with 2 layers on the front and 2 layers on the back, without the lining.
I emailed Jean from Quilted Cupcake because I know She made the same pattern a few months ago and her bag looked really pretty. She said she used the pattern and measurements so I just don't know where I went wrong. If anybody else made this bag and could explain to me how in the world will I get through that 4 folding I would be really happy. Anyway, I cut the width in half and used the single width of the bag and double the height, folded in half. I sewed the bag in a different way which I used before with my zipper pouches and used the turning inside out method. I sewed some pockets in the lining and it turned out really cute. I did not do editing on the pictures since I took them outside and it is a beautiful morning.
Here are the pictures: