My dad is a very serious philatelist (stamp collector in plain English) and when I saw Tim Holtz’s Eclectic Elements collection, I purchased a number of pieces with plans to make this. It’s almost unbelievable how many tote bags he travels with when he drives to stamp shows (just like we crafters have quilt shows, he has stamp shows where they exhibit and buy/sell) Now that I have this finished, I’m thinking I shouldn’t have made it with a zipper but I’ll give it to him and hope he uses it anyway.
I used three different fabrics on the outside and a fourth for the zipper insert.
Side two … the top edge and zipper insert almost match and that wasn’t planned
The zipper insert has airmail stripes.