Friday, March 5, 2010


Over the past few months, I felt like I was in a sewing rut. Even though the drawers of fabric in my ever-growing stash very extremely tempting, I did have the urge to sew anything. No creative ideas were coming to mind, and I couldn't even look at my lonely sewing machine, collecting dust on my bookshelf.

In order to cope with the lack of craftiness, I was organizing my computer files last week and I stumbled upon a pattern that I purchased off Etsy over the summer. The pattern was the "Amy Tote" by Jenna Lou Designs, and it was precisely what I needed to turn my sewing frown upside down.

Searching through my stash, I remembered that I scored some Amy Butler fabric on sale from Crafter's Vision (might I add that it was my first ever AB fabric purchase). So I had that fabric sitting in my drawer for several months, and now I finally had the drive to use it.

Here's the finished product:

The pattern itself was very easy to read and it also featured photographs that were really helpful. On a personal level, the bag was a little bit challenging for me because I sewed my very first zippered pocket. The pocket ended up a little crooked, but hey, at least it opens and closes.

I'm anxious to make another one of these bags for my friend as a birthday, and perhaps that pesky pocket will be straight!


  1. This is super cute...I've been wanting to make some I may have to copy :)

    ps, you are the first other blogger named brittany i've found...let the brittany's unite... :)

  2. I'm in! Brittany's definitely rock!!!