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!
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
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!
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!
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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