Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jenna Tote

I was fortunate to be chosen to test another pattern for Svetlana. This is the Jenna Tote

It has a large exterior pocket on the front and a concealed zipper pocket on the back.

The interior is roomy with another pocket and the top is closed with a zipper.

As you should know by now, I love to make bags. Some bags are just cute and fun to make. Others are also very functional. This is one of those cute, fun to make and functional bags. It is a great size at 12" wide on the bottom/15.5" wide on the top by 12.5" tall by 4" deep. It will hold a lot of stuff. I really like the zipper closure on the top. Many of the bags I make have no top closure or just a magnetic snap closure. 

As with the other pattern I tested for Svetlana, this one is well-written and easy to follow with lots of pictures of each step. Svetlana rates the difficulty of this pattern as "advanced beginner, prior experience with zippers is highly recommended." I have to agree with that. There was nothing tricky about the construction. An advanced beginner may not be able to see ahead to how the bag will come together, but if you follow the directions step by step you can be successful. 

The pattern was released yesterday. Click here to go to Svetlana's blog to see the bags the other testers made and for links to this pattern as well as the other great patterns Svetlana has available.

1 comment:

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love making bags too and this one looks like a great bag. Love all the pockets and how roomy it is. You did a great job. Thanks for the review. It was helpful in making my decision to try this pattern.