Over the last few days, I have been working on a project to help me when I have to carry my studio to a class. One thing I have needed for a while is a big tote in which to carry my cutting mat. I made up the pattern and as you can tell, misjudged the dimensions a bit, but I think this will function quite nicely.
The cutting mat is about 28 x 18″ and as you can see the bag is a little too short. Still, I think it will be fine. I can put the mat and a ruler or two in the bag and throw the bag on my shoulder and still be able to carry more things. It takes a lot of different bags and totes to carry your sewing room around with you. I made a couple ten minute blocks with my ‘studio’ fabric and then added borders and a lining. Easy peasy.
And here is a sneak peak at an applique block of the month that I am working on with Sharon G.: