Friday, May 27, 2011

Reversible Tote Bag

Yesterday on Facebook, I alluded to the bag I made in my most recent class at Scrapbooks, Etc. (And in case anyone is wondering, I am not paid for all the endorsements I make of that store, but I’m starting to think that perhaps I should be! J)

 This is a reversible tote bag that is about the size of those reusable shopping bags that you can buy. This one has a pretty substantial interfacing on both layers to make it really sturdy and able to stand up on its own. The handles have four rows of top stitching for look and added strength.

It coordinates nicely with my sewing box, huh? I didn’t plan that!

During this class, I learned a different way to construct a bag. This one is just like a box and I’d never done that before. These classes are so fun and I love learning from these amazing women who have been sewing for years.
At the class, the fabrics were pre-cut and fused – and our kits came with a whole spool of coordinating thread. And the pattern to make more, and I’m sure I’ll make more.
four rows of top stitching
This class cost me $16.20 and I came away with this! Amazing, right? That included the class, the fabrics, the thread, & the pattern. It took about two hours and I walked away with a finished project – that’s my kind of class.
In case you’re feeling bad for Scrapbooks Etc and afraid that they lost money on the class – don’t fret. I shopped and signed up for two more classes in June. I know, I have a problem.

As you’ve probably detected, I’m on a bit of a sewing with knits kick. Here, here, here and here. Accordingly, I picked up some knit yardage! The black and whites are from Michael Miller and the aqua dot is from Moda City Weekend, and all of them were 30% off!
I’m planning to enter the Skirt Contest over at Crafterhours so you may see these knits in a big girl skirt for myself very soon.

Oh and that “fairy dust” fat quarter there … that’s just a little something something for another project that should be in the works soon!  
This afternoon, we'll post our next challenge! Stay tuned ...

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Terry said...

Glad you had fun! It sure did turn out cute! Hope to see you in class again!

swankybich said...

I love this tote! Is there any way I can get the pattern/instructions??

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