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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Transit Tote Class

A few weeks ago, I taught six of my friends to make a Transit Tote. The six hour class (with lunch break) started late thanks to a brief April snow storm; and here's the thing...up to that point of the year, we had a total snow fall of about 10". So it was totally unexpected. The 45 minute drive to Penn Yan took about 30 minutes longer. Why was that a problem? All six were already exhausted when they arrived!

Truth be told, this is not a fast project. There are a lot of little steps, and my Inside-Out Zipper Technique is counter-intuitive and unlike most zipper techniques. So there's not a lot of "Oh, I know what we are doing next" moments. But, there is good news: once you make one, you'll probably say, "Wow....I get it."

But Amy was a trooper. Out of all six, she was the least experienced. As I watched her, she'd read step at a time. And really, that's the best way to tackle this pattern.

And here's she is:

Yes, there's a lot going on.

Toward the bottom of the picture, you'll see the zipper bottom with the mesh pocket. Looks fab!
Paper and a zipper!

Done! Here's the inside. I love the red ribbon zipper tabs!

Here's the front!

Nice work Amy!

You can purchase this pattern in my Craftsy Store and on Etsy.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post! read it till the end and loved it truly. thanks for keeping us updated this way. i wish you the best of luck with your work. take care :)


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