Saturday, February 16, 2008

Totes....





I've been playing in the sewing room, experimenting with various tutorials on making tote bags. I practiced with the fabrics I had on hand and I came up with these. The black & white one is made of 1970's twill from my MIL's stash. I made it according to the tutorial here. The other totes were enlarged versions of the same tutorial.





The lime bag above was made using a kitchen towel for the outside of the bag with coordinating lining from MIL's stash.



Another tote made with a peach kitchen towel and daisy searsucker lining. All have inner pockets and are reversible. This was fun! DD took the lime bag, but I wonder if she'll want to trade it in for the peach one when she sees it?



Practice makes........ better!

11 comments:

  1. Your totes are wonderful. I made one yesterday, I will post it soon. One can never have to many totes. Clarice

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  2. Jody,

    These look like you had fun making them! How cute they turned out and that you used what you had on hand----so thrifty with that cool 'vintage' look! Very nice.

    SC

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  3. Oooh, another cute one. Love it!

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  4. All of your new bags are adorable!

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  5. I like the idea of using kitchen towels. The totes turned out great!

    Thanks for the linky love. :D

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  6. Jody, they all look great! We must have been on the same 'wavelength' making the totes with the kitchen towels :)

    Deb

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  7. I love the red inside of the white and black one :-)

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  8. Those are to cute. What a good job you are doing, keep practicing!

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  9. you've made some beautiful bags there, love the co-ordinating lining fabric :) Teddy Beary Hugs Catherine x

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  10. Where can I find the lemon, lime, apple and peach dish towels?

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  11. Where to find the dish towels? Well, it was some time ago, but I'm guessing either Target, Walmart, Kmart. I don't shop many places. You should be able to find something just as wonderful out there.

    Jody

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