Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tote bag done...


The tote bag is done and I only have a few battle scars from the experience. I swear involuntary reactions suck! I feel like a pin cushion! I swear I hate working with pins, but they do their job.

The tote bag instructions were a little wonky, but I knew how to make a bag so I just fell back on those skills and did what I usually do when I make them and all turned out well. I am really glad that I got these fabrics, they turned out really well and I love the colors. I chose not to make the embroidered handle instead just making one from a 4" strip and folding in on itself it to make a nice 4 layer 1" strap. It will be a good bag for sewing retreats.

A look at the inside...I pieced the lining which worked fine for me. Once it's stuffed with stuff who sees the lining?

I also got my embroidery Eagle done for the SLOL quilt and I faux paper pieced the flag that goes under it. Once I get it trimmed out and sewn together, I'll post a pic for you to see.

10 comments:

Kathie said...

Love the bag Judy!
great fabrics.
Makes a great sewing tote bag.
Kathie

Libby said...

Looks great! The best part about the bag is the pocket . . . comes in handy in so many ways *s* Enjoy!

Patti said...

Oh, you are going to be the envy of everyone around when you carry that to the next retreat. I just must get busy and make myself one of these!

Carol said...

What a great bag! You did an amazing job. You've been a very busy girl.

Sweet P said...

A gorgeous back. The stitchery is great.

Screen Door said...

I need ths bag!!!! Great colors--- I love when quilting takes on the practical. You'll enjoy this for a long time.

Dawn said...

Oh your tote bag turned out wonderful!

Rosemary said...

cute totebag! I'm curious about whose stitchery pattern it is? Thanks! Rosemary

Wendy said...

Great bag. I did the same with my handles no stitchery. I use this bag more than any other one. And I have lots...LOL

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I have had that pattern for years. I wanted to make it but must have bought more items and that got pushed back and back and......well you get the message.