Friday, June 4, 2021

The Tango Tote from Around the Bobbin

I loved testing this Tango Tote from Around the Bobbin. I added a bit of hardware to this tote (the rivets, strap ends and the purse feet), which weren't in the pattern, but easy enough to add if you want to add it.

If you would like to purchase the Tango tote pattern from Around the Bobbin and save 25%, then hurry and get it now while it's one sale. Use the code: TANGO Friday 6/4 through Monday 6/7 for 25% off.

This tote features a nice diagonal separation of the fabrics on both the front and the back of the tote.  The back side also sports a nice large pocket, perfect for a phone or sunglasses. Inside there are 3 slip pockets and a zippered pocket to hold other items and a key leash to hook your keys to for quick and easy access. And it all closes with a zipper closure to keep everything inside the tote. This tote finishes at 12″ H x 18″ W (top) x 7″ D.

Tote bag in cactus print
I chose a cactus print for one side and a darker print for the other side of this tote. I wanted to pick up a third color so chose to make the handles pink.

Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle

Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle with yellow zipper

Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle with yellow zipper hanging off side
I kept the zipper longer and added a pink button on the zipper tab.

Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle

Back side of Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle with a back slip pocket
The back side has a large slip pocket on the right in the cactus print.

Closeup of the slip pocket on the back of Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle
Back slip pocket.

Looking down at the recessed zipper in yellow on the Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle
Slightly recessed zipper so the bag contents stays secure and the longer zipper allows for the tote to open really wide to access what's inside the tote as well as see what's inside better too.

Lining of tote bag is bright yellow with cactus print slip pocket
A bright yellow lining inside with a divided slip pocket plus I divided it again for a pen pocket as well.

Lining of tote is bright yellow fabric with a zipper pocket in cactus print and a slip pocket behind the zipper pocket
On the other side of the lining is a zippered pocket and behind the zipper pocket is a slip pocket too.

Inside view of Large tote bag has yellow lining and cactus print pockets
As well as all the pockets, there is a key leash with a swivel hook so you can hook your ring full of keys to the leash and be able to find your keys faster and easier.

Bottom of tote bag is quilted with added purse feet
while not part of the instructions, I added some Peltex stabilizer and quilted it and then added purse feet to the bottom of the tote.

Large tote bag in cactus print and dark fabric sewn on an angle
My fat little birdie approves of this tote, lol!

I am going to be selling at a craft show in early September, so this will go into my inventory, however if you would like to purchase this tote, you can contact me and I would be happy to sell it to you now. Or you can make your own tote by purchasing the pattern from Around the Bobbin, see link with discount code at the beginning of this post.
Happy toting.
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5 comments:

  1. what a fun way to use fabric, it has a very dynamic look to it having all those large triangles. I really think the yellow on the inside is perfect. its a great color for finding what you put into your purse. great job as always.
    Tara

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  2. Wow, Daryl, this tote packs every possible organization you could want in a tote. You are the tote/purse making queen! I love that super cute idea of a button on the zip tab. What a fun detail that is.

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  3. I sure have gotten out of the purse making mood, but you, well you are just a perfectionist at making them! They are so fun to see what have done by adding the little details.

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  4. This bag caught my eye when I read Around the Bobbin's post this morning. I love the pink handle! So many great details in your bag, along with the fun fabrics. I'm very tempted to grab this bag pattern!

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  5. So cute!! This is a great pattern and your fabric choices are wonderful...as always!!

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