With Quilt Con only a few days away, I have been busy with preparations such as making a sleeve for my HP Chromebook and a new backpack tote. I splurged and used some of my most favorite fabrics. Don't you just love those little mice from @lizziehouse? The sleeve is very simply constructed with minimal straight line quilting along the seams. I lined it with flannel left over from another project. It was l looking a little bland until I added a swath of vintage buttons. I like that they sort of blend in color wise but add an interesting texture and detail. The top button will be for closing the sleeve once I add a loop.
|This is before I added the buttons.|
The sleeve coordinates perfectly with this backpack tote. I figure I will need to have a bag for carrying around my notebook and class supplies ans this little back will be perfect. Although I did not use the pattern, this bag is very similar to Joan Hawley's Chelsea Backpack Tote (Lazy Girl Designs). I watched her YouTube tutorial for assembly and with a rough idea of the dimensions I just dove in and made it! I modified it a bit and placed a welt pocket on the front instead of a patch pocket. The fabrics are Dear Stella and Lizzie House - divine!
|Back View - with the ingenious zippered strap that coverts the tote from a shoulder bag to a backpack.|
|Inside view with pockets for organizing.|