Way too much time passed since my last blog post. This is another post about bags, or in this case one specific bag, the Art Student Tote by Anna Maria Horner.
The pattern offers three different versions of the bag. I made version B, but with the extension panel only half as wide as the pattern instructs.
I made this bag for a friend, but will definitely make one for myself too. It's a great size bag for traveling.
The fabric used is Amy Butler Lark Sateen (home decor), the gray contrast is Art Gallery Pure Elements in Moonstone.
The metal zippers and d-rings give such a nice touch to the bag. The extension panel adds extra room to the bag and can be folded away if not needed.
It comes with lots of inside pockets which can be divided however is fitting to ones needs.
I found this wonderful review about this bag over at Bijou Lovely. Lots of tips about how to interface the bag. Thanks for sharing!
This bag requires A LOT of cutting and interfacing, but it's well worth it.
I did change the way of sewing the side pulls. The patterns asks for sewing them as a tube and turn them inside out. But they will be so narrow that it becomes an extreme test in patience. I folded them in half and the raw edges towards the middle, and just topstitched all around. Way easier and safes a lot of time and nerves.