While I am always excited and proud of the projects I put out, there are a few that I totally fall in love with at the end. My 4 Corners Convertible Tote, which appears in this month’s Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine is one those projects.
First off, let me say, you don’t have to have an embroidery machine to make this project. I tried to write it in a way so that if you don’t have access to an embroidery machine or have a piece of material that you really wanted to use for the flap, you could easily substitute it (you could also make the bag in a leather and it would be fabulous as well).
So what do I like so much about this bag? Mostly that it looks very complicated, but is so easy to make (if you make it and think otherwise, please let me know, though!). The embroidery designs do not require rehooping and are actually pieced together and embellished with ribbon to make a larger design AND the sewing isn’t difficult (especially for a bag), either. The final product can be carried in a variety of ways, too: as a backpack, sling bag, tote, or like a briefcase by using the grab handle on the top.
Now what are you waiting for? Go out there and pick up this issue! And as always, if you wind up making this one, let me see pictures of your final project!