Saturday, February 1, 2014

make

Took a short break from quilting during Wednesday's Snow Day- squeezed a sew-along into one day.  I made a Crafty Traveler's Tote!
After major snowed-in fabric store withdrawal, we made it to Huntington Tuesday.  I bought the lavender and gray polka dot (also my spring quilt's binding) and picked up the pottery pieces my family made on my birthday.
So pretty!
But, I digress...The tote is huge and has so many neat little details.  Lots of opportunities to add cuteness.  Inside and outside pockets with an easy band across the top and a pop of color on the handle.

I pieced the lining, pockets and top binding from my stash.
Since this was my first time using this pattern, I followed the directions exactly.  I'm used to boxed corners at the bottom of totes, but these side panels were easy once I tried it.  You should give this tutorial a try!
My pink binding fits this month's Pink Rainbow Challenge.  Go check out what everybody worked on this week.

11 comments:

scraphappy said...

Beautiful bag! The pottery is so pretty too! You are the early bird today with the first link.

Connie said...

Beautiful bag and pottery!! We are getting hit with a lot of snow today so no fabric stores for me.

Jo said...

Good size bag

Sarah said...

Lovely bag and the pottery is really cool!

Marly said...

lovely bag. I need a bag like that - nice and roomy. I might just follow your suggestion.

Deb A said...

Such a pretty bag. Your pottery from your birthday is beautiful. Lucky you.

Angie said...

Wonderful tote - so colorful!

Sheila said...

I love this tote and the fabrics you used for the lining, trim and outside. These totes would make great Christmas presents.

Cassandra said...

I love the new bag! It looks great!

Kate said...

Very cute bag! Glad you were finally able to get out and about.

Gina said...

love your bag xx