at the weekend i finally sorted through all of my fabrics and managed to vaguely organise them.
i found the cut out pieces for this bag amongst it all- i think i cut them months and months ago to make a tote bag for work, but then this came into my life and i got sidetracked.
anyway, i decided to sketch out this key as a motif for it and then embroidered it on using chain stitch. the key is based on an antique key that i've had for years, it's currently on a chain (you can see it in this photo- bottom right) and means a lot to me. i'm actually working on it as my next tattoo design too!
the bag itself was mega easy to sew up, as is the beauty of a tote bag, and i also added a pocket to the inside as i hate searching for my phone at the bottom. i don't even know if people still use tote bags as much now?! i know they went through a hugely popular phase, but i think they're amazing for shopping/ lugging to work etc.
and there we have it. a simple, but much more personal tote bag.