These are the beginnings of a tote bag for the Wish List Swap I joined this month. My partner likes bright colors and mentioned that she likes vintage campers (so do I!) among other things. I’ve been wanting to give an appliqued camper a try, so I decided to go with that. I think it’s so cute. I’m not sure why I like fabric campers so much because I have no desire to actually camp in one, but I’ve always loved cutesy stuff like this, and they seem to be popular at the moment.
I drew the camper myself, but I was looking at Laurie Wisbrun’s camper fabric from her new line, “Roughing It,” so it’s basically just a larger replica of that camper.
I hope to be finished with the tote bag before the weekend. I’m very close. I have all the panels quilted, so now I just have to sew them together and then sew the lining in. It’s quite a large tote bag, but my partner said the bigger the better, so it’s beach bag sized. I’m making the pattern up as I go along, and I might remake it with a few adjustments and use it as a diaper bag, so this is a good dry run for my own bag to see if it would be the right size for all the kid stuff I haul around.
Linking up to Freshly Pieced.