Monday, August 26, 2013

Can anyone have to many totes?

Well, that is really a rhetorical question!  I love them, and found a new pattern the other day at JoAnn for 70c!  I just couldn't pass it up....McCall M6532.
I have come to the conclusion that I'd rather make my own patterns!  This was rather complicated to follow.  I used tote B as my pattern choice.
It always starts with a stack of cut pieces....a LOT of them in this case!
Putting together the front and back was easy.  I have decided that I don't care for iron on Pellon craft weight stabilizer.  I always end up with puckers that show!
I really liked the way they suggest you make the handles. Attaching them was easy.
 Boxing the corners.
Sewing the sides, bottom and boxing the corners was no problem.  In this picture, you can see the zippered outside pocket.

Ironing on the fusible fleece to the zipper flange.
Thank you Cindy from Live A Colorful Life, for telling us all about the Clover Clips!
And she's done!  Lots of inside pockets too.

And finally.....the family portrait!  My daughter snatched up the largest of the pouches before I could blink!  All of those smiling kitties are priceless.

Please, click on over to Can I get a Whoop Whoop with Sarah over at Confessions Of A Fabric Addict!  She is such a great host.  Thank you Sarah!!!  Also, Pippa's Patch forTGIFF!!

Link on over to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation!  Kelly is the best host EVER!  There is so much inspiration on her site.

I'd love to hear about what your newest summer tool discovery is!  Thank you so much for stopping by.

16 comments:

Janine said...

Wonderful fabrics! Those cats made me smile. These bags are great :)

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Love the fabric choices! The bag turned out great. And I think those clover clips are just the handiest dandiest thing around too!

Sarah Lizzie said...

I concur Miss Vicki...one can never really have too many totes!
This one and the pouches are gorgeous and the cat fabric is darling!! Obviously your daughter is a gal with superb taste!!

OPQuilt said...

These are fabulous. I think every time JoAnn's has a pattern sale, I'm down there buying tote patterns. I should follow your lead and get one or two sewn up!

Lorna McMahon said...

I guess you can't pass up a pattern for $.70, but I know you are talented enough to make up your own.... You did it before! I am glad to see that colourful cat fabric put to use and the striped handles are a great match! I can see why your daughter nabbed that one! Fabulous job and great pictures, Vicki!

Amy DeCesare said...

What a great tote!!! You did a fabulous job on this, inside and out. I love the photos and your fabric selections.

Kelsey said...

Wow your bag turned out so great! I've never come across that pattern before, I may have to go look for it now.

Trepmom said...

That's a great bag, Vicky. You always come up with the best color combinations. And you are so clever to make the matching bags! You are so good at making these totes - can you do a tutorial?

Kelly Young said...

These are just too cute, Vicki! I love the gingham with the kitty fabric. it's so fun!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous Tote Vicki. So love the fabrics. Stopping by from NTT and Whoop Whoop. Thanks for sharing ...Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Mary said...

Very cute!

Pippa Parsons said...

thanks for linking up to TGIFF, those cats are so cute and I love the clover clips for bags, make life so much easier don't they

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

LOVE this! I'm not usually a cat fabric person, but I love how you paired the cat fabric with the other fabrics. Very sharp!

made by ChrissieD said...

These bags are again adorable. You are so brave making them - each time I see photos on blogs of the stack of pieces, the various stages, the zipper and the clover clips, I run a mile. Is there a better craft weight stabiliser out there for these bags than the Pellon? :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are SOO cute! Aren't Clover Clips the best? I might not have despised the infamous Weekender bag so much if I had just had some Clover Clips!!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Wow! Those are adorable! You are a talented gal for sure!!!

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