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.


SuperMomdel said...

Beth, it's just beautiful. You are a very talented gal indeed!

jillytacy said...

Wow! It looks great! Everyone needs a bag for their handiwork.
I use the bag you sewed for me to carry my school work everyday. Thanks again for that bag!

Sherry said...

I love your bag! It looks so nice! I love tote bags, I use them for everything.



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