Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My Favorite Bag/Tote Remade

Hi Everyone;

Thank you all for your concern.  Everything is fine.  I guess I just needed a break from the ole blog.  I went to start the quilt that I had promised you but needed to clean the studio to do this.  While cleaning I came across piles and piles of fabric that had been chosen for projects waiting for me to have time.  I just couldn't go on to a new project without doing some of these projects.  I knew it would help to clean the room and give me more space in my 10' x 10' space.  I thought, "This should only take a week or two."

Well here we are months later and I'm still at it.  Of course with a few holidays and out of state company there have been a few distractions.  Mostly I have been getting these projects ready for either quilting or hand sewing.  I'm almost done but not quite.  Most of these projects I can share but not give out the patterns, I guess that's what has kept me from posting.  That and guilt for not starting the next big quilt.  Not it's time just yet.

Let me tell you about the bag/tote pictured above.  I received it from some book purchase years and years ago.  I thought it was a terrible color and the wrong shape to be of much use to me.  But being frugal I started using it.  I used it so much that it has holes in the bottom.  I loved it!!!!   It has been sitting in my closet
waiting for me to make a pattern for it so I could have a new one. Years it's been patiently waiting.  Then about a year ago I got it out, decided what I wanted and picked the fabrics.  It's been a pile on my cutting table since.

This was the first project that I tackled on my goal of de-piling my space. It is about 17" x 17" with a 12" circle bottom. Here is my version:
I have written a tutorial for this fun bag and I have two more designs and fabric picked out. So much for de-piling.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to the free PDF file.  Enjoy!!!!

I will try to come back next week with another pile undone.  LOL

Quilting is everything!!!!


  1. What a great remake. Hard to believe it's the same basic bag. Color makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  2. Welcome back, this winter seemed long but it also went quick, guess that happens as we get older;) Wonderful remake and a nice gift idea.


  3. Welcome back! So glad you are well.

  4. Welcome back. We missed you! Love your project.

  5. Wishing you joy and success in your precious sewing space, glad you´re doing what´s good for you and especially happy to see you´ve let us in on your wonderful Talent again--thank you for your favorite bag tut! Hugs from Germany, Bobbi

  6. Welcome,glad you are well.I miss you!!



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