I started with a QAYG panel and was going to make it large enough to use on both sides...
But then, I remembered how much I liked the downsized Anna Maria Horner feather that I made for the Mouthy Stitches tote swap last year, so made one to fit the panel for the larger size of the Sidekick tote pattern to use on the other side of the bag.I teamed the Chicopee with some a very dark grey, almost black denim which sets off the vibrant prints perfectly.
The Sidekick tote has a recessed zip closure and I added in a patchwork pocket on the inside, as well as a zippered pocket.
I bought the pieces of hardware to finish off this bag recently at a Brisbane craft show - I have left the adjustable strap quite long so that I can use the tote as a shoulder bag, or as a messenger style bag.
Linking to the Purse Palooza hosted by Sara of Sew Sweetness.