I've made a lot of spring totes, and the most recent version usually ends up being my favorite, but this tote is my favorite favorite.
Does the fabric look familiar? A few of you asked about it in the last post - it called Night and Day Abstract in brown and blue by Robert Kaufman.
A few updates to my basic spring tote pattern:
I added piping to the outside pockets (attached the same way as on the chevron tote).
I also added a strip of plain brown fabric along the bottom of the tote. You know how the bottom of your bag looks a little grungy after sitting on the ground a few times? Hopefully this helps. Also, it looks cute. :)
I just cut a 10" long strip of fabric the same width of the bag and centered it in the very middle of the main panel before attaching the belting straps. Turn under the edges about a 1/4 inch and press before sewing to enclose the raw edge. After attaching, just continue sewing the bag as usual!
p.s. want to see what happens when I attempt a photo shoot while the baby is awake?