Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Sewing: Kaytee's Tote

My niece Kaytee just turned 8 this week (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAYTEE) and will be getting baptized in a few weeks. Since I knew she would likely be getting scriptures for her birthday, I asked my sister, Stephanie (Kaytee's mom), if I could make her a scripture tote for them. I have been wanting to try a style/design I've been mentally concocting for sometime now and can't make it to Kaytee's baptism in Washington, so I thought this would be a great idea.

It was my first time working with corduroy so that was interesting :). I looked up some tips on sewing with corduroy, but I'll admit my laziness won out at times. Despite some unwanted stretching, lines not matching, and several snap mishaps (thanks for you help hammering, Boz) I'm pleased with how it turned out. It didn't take too long, but I've figured out how to mainstream it so I can make it more easily.

Some features:
-It has identical horizontal and vertical pockets on both inside flaps. The vertical pockets fit paper/handouts and the horizontal ones fit pens/scripture markers.
-The scripture covers slide into the flaps under the pockets and the seperate Bible and Triple combination attach to each other and to the tote by a "flap" insert that velcros to the tote's spine.
-It can fit a quad too, just take out the center flap (hence the velcro :)).
-There is a snap closure when not in use, but the scripture don't need to be taken out of the tote and won't fall out anyway, either.

I hope you like it, Kaytee- love you and congratulation!


Tina and Dan said...

That is so cool! You are so talented!

Jodi said...

You really are so creative! You should make a bunch of these and sell them, I have never seen anything like it and they are way cute.

Hannah said...

make me one! I'll pay you for sure

brooke said...

haha- it's on Maegan. Now the whole family wants one. Hey, it could be your Christmas gifts this year. I hope you draw my name! I want one too!! This is really cute. Good job.

Melissapher said...

Awesome tote! I love your fabric choices.

Tiffany said...

Hey maegan, my name is Tiffany. I'm friends with Elisa. I really want to make one of these. Will you sell me your pattern?

maegan said...

Hey Tiffany. So, I didn't use a pattern. Just kept sizing up the scriptures for fit. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get my act together and make a user friendly pattern I can share, but as of now, I've only ever made the one tote. When I get to making more I'll start putting a pattern together and let you know.