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The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Saturday, April 17, 2010

PART 4 OF THE TOTE BAG SEWING PARTY

Finally I am done. I did not have the best light for taking photos so the bag color looks a little washed out. The color is a darker green than it is showing. This is the front of the bag. The pincushion is hanging from green rickrack. It can be tucked inside the bag or into the front pocket.
This is the back of the bag.
And the inside. But you can't tell much from this photo. There is a double pocket on the one side. You are supposed to be able to slide a 6" wide ruler in the one side of the pocket.
The tote bag is heavier than I thought it would be and took longer to make than I anticipated. I am happy to have made it but would not make another. The instructions were easy to understand until I got to the part about the handles. I had to read and re-read about three times and think some to understand. The handles were attached last and had to be sewn clear through the lining. I thought I was going to have to sew through the pockets inside because the handle measurements for placement landed it there. I finally realized that the handles are stitched by machine only at the top edge of the bag. Then the bottoms are hand stitched so that the stitching does not go through the inside pockets.

I am done for the night. I will check on the party attendees that are still sewing and then come back in the morning for a final look see.

It's been fun.

Karen

43 comments:

  1. Cute bag! And it looks very functional.

    I love the quilt in your blog header.

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  2. Karen your bag looks great. I love the pincushion.

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  3. It turned out great!! I want to add a pincushion to my sewing bag now!!

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  4. Oh that is an unusual way to attach handles! I'm so glad you figured it out~ it turned out great! And will be so fun to take when you take stitching along. ;-)

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  5. Great bag Karen. I especially like the wool applique - what a nice touch!

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  6. Oh my gosh Karen, that came out soooo cute! I love it!

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  7. What a cute bag. Just the perfect size for a project on the go.

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  8. It looks great Karen! I love it :o)

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  9. It looks great Karen! I love it :o)

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  10. Congratulations! Your bag looks good.

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  11. Karen, Your bag turned out wonderful! I love the crow... it gives it just a touch of Prim. Love how it turned out.

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  12. Wow what a gorgeous bag, and I love the little pincushion! Glad you got the handles worked out, it sounds fiddly but the end result is worth your effort!!

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  13. Really a nice combination of patterns.a great bag.
    Ulla

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  14. Oh it is a very cute bag! I love it! I was working on some purses today and hit a few spots where I had to read and reread. But I got 2 done and they turned out cool. So two more to finish tomorrow and then I can post a pic!

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  15. Your bag looks fantastic Karen. Well done!

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  16. It's a cute bag. It looks great!

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  17. Love the bag Karen... totally missed out on this tote bag day... spent all day in sewing room binding quilts.. and takig out fabrics for next project..:o)

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  18. That looks like a really useful bag and what a good idea to have a pincushion attached.

    What are Reese's Cups?

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  19. Precioso el bolso. Muy bonita la convinacion de las telas.

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  20. Your bag is just gorgeous! Love the appliqué on it.

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  21. WOW Great Bag!! This really turned out wonderful. Some day I'm going to try to make a project bag....some day LOL

    Crispy

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  22. Your tote is very, very nice. It really turned out pretty.

    I'll bet you are glad it's finished :)

    Take care

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  23. That really turned out good and so useful.. But I love the colors and the way you put it together..
    Maggey

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  24. You only had to reread it 3 times?! LOL That's pretty good. I'd say it was totally worth it as the bag is adorable!!

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  25. You did not disappoint me. That bag is ADORABLE!!

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  26. You made a great bag, really pretty. Love the colors and the applique.

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  27. Applause, applause - it's beautiful, Karen. I love the pin cushion hanging on the outside. Great idea. :-)

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  28. It's beautiful Karen. Very pretty!!

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  29. Great job, Karen. I love it!

    I don't want to tell you how many times I have to read instructions in order for them to make sense. Most times I have to read them out loud before the proverbial light bulb goes on.

    I think it was worth the effort because it's wonderful.

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  30. Simply love your bag!! A quilter can never have enough bags around hihi! I placed your blog on my bloglist hihi! Have to read your posts with all the wonderful projects! Take care, happy sewing, Daniëlle

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  31. I so heart your bag, and I can't believe you got all of that done in one day - you're a sewing wiz!!! It's beautiful (and I still love that little pincushion - so fun)! Thanks so much for joining us!!!

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  32. What a great bag, and its finished. What fun it will be to use.

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  33. It's a cute bag! Hopefully you'll enjoy using it and then it will be worth the hassle :)

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  34. Bags always take me a long time. Congratulations on yours.... I keep thinking I NEED a new one; mine is green patchwork and I wish it was blue.

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  35. You did a fantastic job on that bag. I just love it... Wow!

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  36. Your tote bag turned out great - I have made a few purses and they aren't as easy as they look. Love the bird and flower block you put on the front and the fabrics that you chose.

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  37. I love it....you did a great job. It is really quilt-alicious!

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