Those of you who are regular readers of this journal, will know I have long been in love with Marimekko, the Finnish design house. I purchased some of their coated cotton last spring and have begun now to make bags. This print called Siirtolapuutarh, makes a stunning tote. This is the large size, 18″ x 14″ x 5″, with a strong metal zipper, and reinforced black leather bottom and carry straps. It is lined with black waxed canvas and has a special large pocket for your 15″ laptop which fastens with a silver knob closure (see the last photo). The tote also has a leather phone pocket and a large canvas slip pocket printed with birdbrain graphics. I have enough fabric in this design to make a couple of cross-body bags and two more totes. This one is currently in the online store. It would make colourful statement as a great weekend travel tote.