I dug out my pattern to refresh my memory on how to cut this project out.
Everything is cut and labeled. Time to get all of the interfacing ironed on! I used 3 layers on the tote body. Featherweight fusible, fusible batting and a heavy duty stabilizer. It must be sturdy enough for the weight of a sewing machine.
I decided on a simple straight line quilting on the body of the tote.
Handles are attached.
Time to make the zipper flange. I used a separating zipper for this tote.
One thing I did different with this tote is, I bound the top instead of turning the tote through an opening. I just top stitched the flange into place using my zipper foot.
I used a blind zipper pocket for the inside. You can go HERE for a tutorial on blind zipper pockets.
I also added a scissor pocket to the inside.
This tote will be carrying around a sewing machine, so there needs to be some rigidity to it. I had Mr. H cut a piece of melamine the size of the bottom of the tote. I made an envelope for it and placed it in the bottom. It fits nice and snug, and can be removed when needed.
I also added 6 small purse feet to the bottom. With the weight of a sewing machine, and the scooting that takes place, it would have worn out to fast without them!
The pouch on the right is for the foot peddle and cord. The one on the left is for sewing notions and the small one is for bobbins and needles!
A peek at the inside! A happy family indeed.
I hope she likes it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY little girl!!!!!!!!!!
linking to: Needle & Thread Thursday with Kelly as our host! Anything Goes Monday over at Stitch by Stitch! Anything Goes Tuesday! over at Blossom Heart Quilts!
This is a great design, and you picked such sweet fabrics - lovely job :).
What a cute set! So practical! Your see sewing is perfect!
What a beautiful set! Those fabrics are sew cute. You amaze me, Vicki! I am sure your daughter will appreciate these special gifts.
Wow! So beautiful and professional - this set outshines anything that could have come with the new sewing machine. She will love using these!
This is an amazing design.
Great bag Vicki! You should think about selling your patterns, you are very talented. I love your fabric choices too!
Gorgeous, I'm sure she'll be thrilled, I would be and great designs :D
your tote bags are so awesome, Vicki! I love those fabrics. What a lucky daughter!
Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Hi there, just catching up. What a beautiful bag and such lovely accessories too!! Happy Birthday to your daughter. I am sure that she will love her gift for many years to come. Hope that you are having a good weekend. xx
Oh my Vicki, this tote and accessories are gorgeous!! I love the bright and happy fabrics. That sewing machine is going to love being carried around in this tote!!
That is such a super present. Everything a girl could need to go with her treasured machine. One lucky daughter.
Hi! Happy Birthday to your daughter! Lucky girl to have a mom like you, Janome and now this fantastic set! Beautiful and practical bag for any use! x Teje
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Wow! I wish I was your daughter ... I too have a Janome with no home :( Love the fabrics your chose, she's going to love it!
What a wonderful gift. Your totes are perfect :)
That's a beautiful bag! Quite useful with all the pockets and pouches. I would love such a birthday gift.
I never thought of adding velcro to the bottom pad. I always sew them all around and they have to be washed by hand. Now I can improve that, thanks to you!
What a wonderful bag and all the accessories with it too. Just lovely!
What a wonderful tote and just adore the chevron fabric! Bet your daughter was one happy camper!
The red chevron with the owls really make this bag pop!! LOVE IT!!!!
Wow! What a great set of items you sewed. Love the fabrics.
How cute! I love your fabrics.
Wow! Terrific design and adorable fabrics. I'm inspired.
What a great set this is! A great gift for a crafter!
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