Will someone please iron this for me? The bag, not the cat.
I may have lied last week both when I said I'd have my third Halloween bag done that same week and when I said my first reversible tote would be for me. The more I look at it, the more I realize that sparkles + skulls is just not me. I'm not a sparkly kind of gal. I made the bag to try out the new pattern and to use up some fabrics taking up space in my closet, and while the fabrics work perfectly together they don't work with me. It's a great bag but I think I'll put it into storage for my future/hypothetical/potential Etsy store. That said, it's the perfect style of bag for me so I've decided to custom design one just for me.
Seems like the perfect chance to use up some of that Alexander Henry Ghastlies fabric I've been stockpiling. It's a big print so in order to show as much of it off as possible I needed to use a big pattern. The other fabric is actually a window curtain panel from Kmart, which I got on sale because one of my local stores is going out of business. I had a bad customer service experience there so they are currently on "the list." You know the one. The list you keep of people and stores who have slighted you. Surely I'm not the only one who holds grudges! Anyway, I doubt I'll be shopping there again but it won't hurt my feelings too much if you do. It is a really pretty fabric, after all, and quite a deal if you can find it on sale. I've got lots left over for future projects.
I made this one just like the other reversible tote except left off the ribbon closure because I know myself well enough to predict I wouldn't ever bother to tie it. Didn't have this problem last time but I had a devil of a time getting the straps to match up length-wise, probably because the curtain fabric was slippery so I may not have cut it perfectly in the first place. Eventually got it to all come together and I'm super duper happy about this new bag. I'll have a hard time choosing which side to show first!