Finished Object Friday: Shiny Firefly Ethel Tote

Finished Object Friday: Shiny Firefly Ethel Tote

With the leaves falling and the dark coming on so much faster these days, autumn is here, for us in the northern hemisphere anyway! 

When I got an email request from a wonderful customer in the UK to do a Custom Ethel Tote Bag in warm browns and oranges, along with the absolutely amazing hand-drawn and watercolour painted "Shiniest skies in the Verse" orange colourway design by friend, fellow geek and collaborator Sarah, I was ALL IN!

She is hoping for it to arrive so she can take it to a Convention in December, so time was of the essence!

Shiniest fabric in the verse by sharksvspengins

A few emails and we had all the details sorted and the order created!

The Custom Request: Ethel Tote

The dimensions for the body of the bag are:

The Ethel Tote measures 13” wide x 10” tall x 5” deep

This bag features:

  • Medium sized over the shoulder tote bag 
  • Two exterior slip pockets.
  • Two slip pockets inside the bag.

Additions and modification made to the bag:

  • The straps to measure 25" rather than 19" inches long  )
  • Added a zipper pocket inside 

shiny firefly tote with zipper

Invoicing and Fabric Order

Payment via my secure website can be taken via Paypal, most major credit cards and I can always work out EFT if you like. It was an easy transaction and fabric was immediately ordered! It arrived in approximately two weeks.

Making is Sew

Once I had the fabric in hand, I got to work. I usually try to do one day cutting, next day ironing/gluing, and third day finishing and topstitching. but I wanted to ensure I give this item as much time to get to the customer as possible, so within about 2 days with it as my sole focus it was brought to life!

shiny firefly tote handle stitching

Out in the Verse

This beautiful bag, yes, I'm jealous of it too, and a matching coin purse, is now on its way to the customer, and I hope nothing in the Verse will stop it! I can't wait for the customer will love it! I will be sending her photos of course! 

shiny firefly custom ethel tote bag and coin purse by stellar evolution designs

Why be jealous when you could have a Shiny Firefly Tote of your very own? I'd love to build one just for you or create one as a gift for a Firefly fan you love! 

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