Today I tried out a tutorial from Misusu, to make a Diamond Tote Bag. Even though it took me quit a while to cut out all the triangles, and assemble them in the right order, I’m really happy with the results. If you would like to try out a diamond tote yourself, you can find it here.
For the outside of the purse I used a striped cotton. You have to puzzle the pieces together a little bit, but it’s well indicated on the pattern which directions the stripes should be on each triangle. For the bottom I used a sturdier dark blue (from the rest of the fabric of our curtains) and for the inside a lightweight, bright blue cotton (from an old table cloth). For the handles I used leather from an old jacket and the same blue cotton from the bottom of the purse.