Monday, January 25, 2010

My New Tote Bag (aka how I spent Sunday afternoon!)!




This is how I spent my Sunday afternoon - I made a tote bag!

I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt, if I do say so myself! Not my first attempt at sewing, just the first at making a lined tote bag from scratch. The pattern is from the Jane Timmers class that she taught in MB 2 years ago, part of the Madeira Tin Collection. I DO have that jelly roll, but I wasn't going to pratice with it because it's my all time fav fabrics! This fabric is from the Moda Blackbird Harvest Home series. I had the Jelly Roll and a yard of the piece for the handles, lining & top. (I needed more to do the pockets, but I had some other pieces from the Harvest Home Layer cake that worked well). I have enough strips to make 3-4 more... but no fabric for the lining. What on earth would I do with 3-4 more anyway? ;-) I do have several other jelly rolls and I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with the new Blackbird "Garden Party" fabric, which I MUST HAVE!!! I guess I'm going to add to my "tote bag collection"! ;-)

Just had to share - thanks for stopping by & happy stitching (and sewing)!

BTW, Nicole & I (and hopefully Karen) have made plans to go to the two new quilt stores on Sat. :-) FUN FUN FUN!!

25 comments:

Vonna said...

I absolutely adore it :) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love it Amy! You did a great job - the colors are wonderful and it's a great size!

Nicki said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I just love that fabric :)

DonnaTN said...

That is great for a first attempt! I love the fabric too.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

So beautiful, congrats on your first tote finish!

Natasha said...

Ohhh Amy I love it. You did a fantastic job on your first tote bag :)

Shelleen said...

awesome job on the tote bag

FayeRaye said...

Whoa....Girl you are talented!!! VERY NICE!~~

Karen said...

OMG Amy....that is too cute. Love those colors too. You did a great job on your first attempt.

~Judy~ said...

Great choice of fabric...it's beautiful!

Sherry said...

Amy it is perfect! I love it!!

DebbieSFL said...

Great job!

BeckySC said...

It looks wonderful (PROFESSIONAL) Amy :) VERY nice :)

Marjo said...

Great job. I love the colors.

CindyMae said...

That is just simply gorgeous! Wish I was talented in the sewing department!!

Nic said...

That's fabulous!

Melinda said...

Is it your first attempt ever? Really??? It turned out gorgeous!!!

Brenda said...

LOVE your tote. LOVE the colors and the size.

Thanks for sharing.

BrendaS

Catherine said...

Beautiful! I never would have known that it was your first attempt!

Deb said...

I just love it Amy! You did a wonderful job for your first attempt. I never would have known you never made one before. I love the fabric too.

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!!! I want one!! :)

Micki said...

You did a great job on the bag! Congrats!
Micki

Adelaide said...

Great job. It's very pretty.

Raggedy Ann said...

This is beautiful!
I too have a pattern with fabric for a tote that has been sitting..I just haven't started up making it as of yet..now you give me inspiration!

The fabric is beautiful on your tote.
:)

Jennifer said...

Amy this is absolutely gorgeous. I was reading Nicole's posting and clicked here to see your bag.
WOW! I would have never known this was your first time at bag making. Oh, how I wish, I could be so crafty! Love it!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest