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Monday, July 22, 2013

I love me a tote bag!

Ok, I DO follow in my moms footsteps with having to have a tote bag for every different project, one for carrying all my stuff to work, one when I have the grandbaby, ones for trips, one special one for quilt shows....YES YES YES, I am nuts about tote bags...problem is....I HATE making them!  I suck at it...I love love love them and all the little cute zippered bags that everyone in bloggy land is making....I get all these wonderful ideas of making them and then chicken out!  No fun!  I was lucky one time and won a cute zippered bag from Connie @ freemotionbytheriver.  I use it everyday, LOVE IT!  So why oh why am I such a wimp and cant figure these darn things out...heres what I like to drool over.....

Arent they beautiful?? So Modern and colorful....and USEFUL!!  Maybe one of these days I will be able to bite the bullet and figure these out!


  1. Here's what I do when I test out a new clothing pattern that I'm unsure of. You can do the same with bags. Find an easy tote pattern online. Buy some cheap muslin and cut out all the pieces, just don't buy interfacing. Remember this is just a practice piece. Follow the directions and start sewing.
    Hope this will help. My first bag was ok but not as I had hoped it would be but perseverance and now I actually design my own patterns :-)

  2. Lol! You sound like me!!! I love all the wonderful bags I see in blogland, I save tutorials and buy patterns but I just can't bring myself to make one. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is yet to attempt a fun fabric tote.

  3. just have a go and you may well find it is a lot easier than you think xx

  4. I have yet to make one myself but I do have patterns and fabrics for 2 and plans to start one of them very soon. How about finding a local class that will teach you all the tricks?

  5. I keep wanting to make a bag but I havent yet. I did make a zippered pouchladt week, it turned out pretty good. If you really want to make one, you will. May theforce be with you.