I was so excited when I was asked to review The Lucy Tote by So Sew Easy for DIY Crush.
I mainly sew children's clothing but I also enjoy other sewing adventures.
The Lucy Tote was a fun and fairly easy sew. It is considered an intermediate sew due to the construction of the zipper pocket.
As a little girl I always wanted to be Wonder Woman. Luckily Wonder Woman and the other super girls are back in style and I was able to get my hands on some pretty cool fabric. I was saving this fabric to make a dress for the Little Miss but I couldn't resist using it on the tote. If you are using a directional fabric make sure you read the instructions before you cut. You wouldn't want your print upside down.
The Lucy Tote is a pretty good size. The finished size is 11″ H, 13 1/2″ W, 4″ D. The top has a separating zipper that supplies security when zipped and allows for total access when opened. The straps are a good length for carrying the tote at your elbow. If you want to carry it as a shoulder bag you will have to extend the straps.
The pattern also comes with instructions for inside pockets. Perfect for keeping all your items in their place.
The tutorial for The Lucy Tote is well written and included helpful photographs. The designer also uses arrows to point to specific items that she is referring to. The front zipper pocket is a little tricky but the instructions are extremely helpful and the designer provides additional resources if help is still needed.
I enjoyed The Lucy Tote and I have a feeling I will be seeing more in my future.
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