Friday, August 15, 2014

Tote Bag Finish

I finished my tote bag up yesterday and I'm in love! I used some awesome Cotton and Steel canvas and a metallic Dear Stella dot. I found a great free pattern here.

Isn't it lovely?! I am going to carry my quilts in this to guild meetings. I think I'll also use it for Cub Scouts. I'm the new Den Leader for our local scouting program and I'm so excited!

I lined it with the metallic Dear Stella print too. The photos don't do it justice - it's really an awesome print. I used Peltex for a stabilizer and this stuff is intense. The pattern told me to fuse it to the lining and it was an adventure sewing with it and even more exciting trying to turn it around through the little hole. There was some punching and grunting involved but I love how the bag is so sturdy.

A closeup of the fabric loveliness. I may be over-the-moon about this bag.

Here it is a perfect size for my most recent Kate Spain Quilt finish.

A great size for me. I did a double layer of fusable fleece in the handles so they're extra cushy to support the weight and not dig into my shoulder.
I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'm linking up at my favorite places: TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday, and Fabric Frenzy Friday.


  1. The bag turned out amazing Julie! And it really is the perfect size. I'll have to check out that pattern. :-)

  2. Great fabric choices and it looks like a great size!

  3. Nice one. Congrats on your finish!

  4. very very nice, I love the dots with arrows, very cool

  5. oh man it turned out awesome! Love how it holds it shape so well. My brothers are bother Eagle Scouts (they started as tiger cubs), so I think your cubs will very much appreciate those arrows on your bag.

  6. Love the fabrics and pattern you used for your tote Julie!

  7. The bag looks great. Peltex sounds like a challenge, for sure. Thanks for the link. The pattern looks like it's worth a try.


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