Oh, what fun that was!!! The small tote took me weeks because I was slow and couldn't find the right thickness of interfacing I needed. But I tackled the big tote and finished it almost a day! Now I can't wait to go to quilt class this next Friday. Trudi, my instructor, will be so proud of me!
January 2, 2009
My Sewing Bags
Look what I finished over Christmas break! I made two bags, one small tote and one gihugic tote to carry my quilting ruler and cutting mat. The outer portions have 5" squares that I pieced with my sewing machine (Baby Lock Audrey, and she's awesome!). The tops have giant ric rac sewn into the lining. I know, I know.....I'm getting pretty fancy. Watch out Vera Bradley, right?
Here's my fun fabrics, all 30's reproduction fabrics. I don't know who made them, I forgot to check.
Here's the inside, FULLY LINED, portion of my small tote. With a pocket! I tell ya, I'm getting better and better at this sewing stuff and could actually read the pattern. I totally improvised the big bag, just using my smaller pattern as a guide of sorts.
Here's my gihugic tote that will fit an 18" x 24" cutting mat and 24" long ruler. It is fully lined and has a pocket for smaller, square rulers. I will be the envy of of my fellow quilters, right?
I'm sure there are patterns out there and pre-made totes for quilting and sewing supplies. I just went for it and made my own though. I can't share the instructions with you due to copy right but the pattern is by Bunny Hill Designs, Litte Charm Totes #1088. I found the pattern at a local quilt shop and I'm sure you can find it online somewhere.