Saturday, February 16, 2008


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!


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

  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.


  3. Oooh, another cute one. Love it!

  4. All of your new bags are adorable!

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

    Thanks for the linky love. :D

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


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

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

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

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

  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.



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