Monday, April 4, 2016

Butterick 5658 Take 2

Note: This is the second Butterick 5658 Tote that I have made. To see my first one, please click here!

I love my Butterick 5658 tote so much that I decided to make a second one. I really wanted a bag with unicorns on it, so I thought this would be a perfect bag to show them off on!

Interior shots of the bag. The top right picture shows the additional zipper pouch I added for easy access to small items.
This bag is almost the same, but with different fabrics, as my first tote. I did change three very small things though. First, I added a small zippered pouch on the liner above the main zipper. I did this so I could access small items without having to open my entire purse (This is really because I love my chapstick and found it cumbersome to have to go under the main zipper to get it). I think the interior slip pockets may be a little different too, as I didn't write down the dimensions I used before. Second, I changed the handle a little. I widened it and lined it with some fabric (note, how I do my handles is completely different than in the pattern. I also add zippers to the interior which are not listed in the pattern). My old handle was getting a little stretched from use, so I am hoping this will be a better system. Third, I added some snaps to secure my main top zipper (this zipper is not in the pattern either). These snaps will hold the ends up the zipper closed to the sides of the bag, making it very difficult for anything to fall out. So far, I am really enjoying these small improvements that I made!

The pattern for Butterick project number 5658 can be found anywhere Butterick patterns are sold. I happened to get mine at my local Hancock Fabrics store when it was on sale over Black Friday.

Fabrics used:

  • Side accents, strap, and base - Organic plum canvas
  • Main panel - Heather Ross' Far Far Away 3 Collection Unicorns on cream
  • Side panel and strap lining - Heather Ross' Far Far Away 3 Collection
  • Piping accent - Moda Bella solid in black

  • Top facing - Heather Ross's Briar Rose Clover in 
  • Main lining - Heather Ross's Briar Rose Frog Family in lilac 
  • Zipper sides - Heather Ross's Briar Rose Bee in purple
  • Slip pockets - Assorted Heather Ross fabrics from my scrap pile

Just a forewarning, Heather Ross' Briar Rose and Far Far Away collections are out of print now. You may be able to find some online, but they will likely be costly.

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