After a long absence, I finally got back to my poor, lonely sewing machine, and made myself a black and white tote.
It’s a slim bag, with musical themed fabrics to hold my music when I travel to choral rehearsals. Instead of using a decorative machine stitch, I added some red piping where the vertical stripes meet the horizontal ones.
I also added a pocket in the lining to hold a pen and a cell phone.
It was a real treat to get back to sewing again, but I think my machine is mad at me after a summer of neglect. The tension in the bottom thread is very unpredictable. I had to do a lot of fussing to get it to cooperate. I think I need to take the machine in for a tune-up, but at least it last long enough to get the bag finished.