Both times I was surprised at the size. Somehow the finished measurements did not register. Either time. It just looks larger than 8 x 10 x 4 in the pictures. Or maybe it's the word *tote* that throws me. I think it's more of a medium size purse.
I might try it again someday with larger dimensions.
It's quite a good tote pattern, especially given that it is free. They recommend 1/4 inch seam allowances which seems too small to me with all those layers. Mine are more like 3/8 inch seam allowances.
Here is the BHG version compared with mine:
|BHG version - super cute fabrics, right?|
It started with a visit to my son's house last month. My granddaughter selected some fabric at a local quilt store. We played around with hexies which are all the rage in one of my groups. She produced this little flower shape before she became bored. So I promised her I would make her a tote with that on the outside.
Hope she approves!