Saturday, January 10, 2009
A new tote bag
I have been working on creating a tote bag all week and finally finished it!
A while ago I picked-up some fabric scraps from a fellow freecycler and in the bag were two quilt blocks. I thought, since some of the blue fabric that was in the blocks was also in the bag, that it would make a great tote bag for me to carry my handwork around in. Mind you, I don't have any handwork yet. Because - I didn't have a bag to carry it in.
Anywho - the photo at the top of the post is one of the sqaures. The photo below is of the finished bag. I won't be able to show you the insides - ever. The squares weren't really square and I put in batting and a backing and didn't quite make the backing as big as the square (remember - I'm working with someone else's scraps late at night...). I'm thinking about going back and fusing some other fabric inside so I don't see the ugliness! But, overall I love how the bag looks - on the outside! And now, I have no more excuses. This week, during the children's swim lessons, gymnastics and rock climbing I'll have the proper bag to carry my handwork.