Were the instructions easy to follow?
No. There were way too many options to clearly see what I was doing. I can now recreate it now but for a first time try, I found the instructions overwhelming.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern has lot of variations to choose from.
Fabric Used: Leftovers
Leftover cotton drill from a pair of skinny jeans I made last summer. The lining is cotton with a large print.
I've used fuseable pellon for the tote body.
The lining is fused with a light-weight interfacing.
The base has template plastic. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I've added an open pocket in the bag for my phone and car keys.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No and no.
I need more bag making experience before I go back to this pattern.
I will use this tote for overseas travel because I made the outside lapped zipper pocket to fit a boarding pass - this feature was a real hit with DH. He even suggested making another tote using recycled levi's . Would you believe we have a great second-hand market nearby every Saturday?