A C- in Home Ec Me-Made Moment

We went out to dinner last night on the spur of the moment, so I grabbed a tote bag I made from the leftover ultrasuede from my Simplicity moto jacket.

This tote, from an out-of-print Burda pattern, 2562, is hardly my finest work. It would embarrass me if I had any shame. It gives handmade things a bad rap. A C- in Home Ec class if I ever saw one.

I sewed it earlier this year for a PatternReview.com wardrobe contest that I never finished. It was a rush job just to tick a box. I shouldn’t have even made this, but there it is. I’ve made the pattern a couple of times before – it’s useful but basic, with all that implies.

Why keep it? Why use it? Because I believe in showing all sides of the home sewing distaff discipline. My blog will never be one of those showcases where every project is flawless and photographed to perfection. We all make dogs sometimes. Bark if you agree!

Author: shoes15

I live in Connecticut, USA with my husband and my dog, in an old house outfitted with a sewing room, a garden, an orchard, and a big liquor cabinet.

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