Thursday, February 9, 2012
Stylish Market Tote
I've surprised myself by completing two sewing projects this week.
The market tote idea came from the same book I used for the mouse pin cushion.
You probably have several tote bags for the market. But, what I like about this tote are the wide long straps that can go over your shoulder. I've made the bottom and the lining from a sturdy woven fabric. The top part can reflect your style or purpose for the bag. Because the straps are part of the tote, there is no chance for a strap to pull loose when carrying your items.
You could just as easily make it out of a vinyl table cloth (thrifted) and use it as a beach bag or a rainy-day bag.
On my next tote to sew, I have changed out the print to be on the bottom half. If you decide to give this project a try, this is the link with complete instructions.
Let your imagination free and make one in your very own style....
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I love this too...you are on fire right now! I just started Pinterest so am going to 'practice" pinning this as I see you have a "pin it" tab! I have had a hankering to make a tote and this really looks easy...thanks!ReplyDelete
Pinterest is addicting! I do have a page of favorites, but I have too much on my plate to look everyday.Delete
I know...I swore that I would not become involved with it, as blogging takes enough of my time...but I am only using it like I use "bookmark". I don't do Facebook often or Twitter at all~ blogging is my only vice! :)Delete
That's lovely Meggie- another one for me to add to the 'to do' list. I finished a patchwork curtain today, and pinned up the patches for another. I'm lining them aswell and I'm really happy with them- they make me smile as the colours are so bright and cheery. They are really going to brighten up the kitchen, which should be finished next week!ReplyDelete
I know you are ready for the kitchen to be completed. Don't forget to photograph as you go. I really like your idea of the patchwork curtains.Delete
I fully intended to get to work on a little mouse or two today, unfortunately the time ran away with me while I was doing other things. Guess what is top of my list for tomorrow though! I am really impatient to have a go. This bag looks like a great project too - as Scarlet said, another one to add to the 'to do' list.ReplyDelete
The tote bag was a surprise gift for my daughter. Knowing it is a gift, always gives me the incentive to finish in a hurry. Projects for myself seem to take longer.Delete
These are great, Meggie. Thanks for the link xxxReplyDelete
I love that link....so many great ideas....all we need is more time to work on them!Delete
I love that bag. Congratulations Meggie !ReplyDelete
Love the tote! I find I get to work on my creative projects much faster when they have been promised to other people. And I get so much pleasure from working on a gift that gives pleasure to someone else.ReplyDelete
You are clever,I wouldn't know where to start to make something like that.What a useful bag! I can never have too many shopping bags! :0)ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! I love it. Thanks for sharing all your handmade goodness :)ReplyDelete
these look great Meggie, its nice to make something pretty as well as useful :o)ReplyDelete