Monday, 7 May 2012

Scraptastic tote bag

Before starting my mass production of owl phone cases (45 cut so far!) I have these three tote bags to complete.  The pattern came from here and was such fun to make.  The piecing took a while, though not as long as it might appear from the photos, but apart from that the bags sewed up really quickly.  I went with a bound top0 on these, to link in the handle fabric with the rest of the bag. It makes a smallish tote, but I may retry the idea on a larger scale as well - I love the effect of the piecing contrast band.

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  1. That is a great way to use up scraps (of which I have too many!), I keep promising my friend I'll make her a tote, so maybe I could kill 2 birds with one stone!

  2. I'm a very big fan of scrappy and patchwork - to me, it's fun and happy and kicky, not to mention a great way to use up scraps! Your bags are sweet - now go take a picture of what the bits and pieces for 45 owl phone cases looks like!!

  3. GREAT bags - I love the patchwork look! Good luck with your owl phone cases!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success