Most of the time when I find a quilt/bag on Flickr that I love, my thought process generally goes like this... 'Oh I love that, want one' quickly followed by this 'ahh it involves hand sewing, pleats, 10 years of cutting out' and so I normally never bother.
Well, that was until I saw Liz's For Pleat sake Tote on Flickr this week and then did a Internet search and found Moira's beauty. This time the only thought in my head was 'NEED ONE NOW!'...
Out came the Melody Miller arrows
|For pleats sake tote - free pattern from U-Handbag|
matched up with some Half moon modern for the lining....
I bought the handles from this Ebay seller (free 1st class postage!!) and hand sewed them on using Perle thread, because that was what I had.
Apart from the embarrassingly long time it took me to get the pleats right on the first panel, this pattern was a breeze to make. I can see more in my future ;-)