For Pleat's sake tote

Yes, I am still here!
Just a little bit of sewing going on around here, and even less to show for. I do have a handful of WIPs, though.

Last Saturday I had my dear friend Angie over for a night of sewing fun. And fun it was. We chatted and sewed for close to five hours. We both decided to make a new bag. Angie conquered the Fatquarter Tote from Cicada Daydream and I worked on this pretty bag from U-handbag.

It's a very straight forward pattern and comes together quickly. I used the Calliope print from Braemore. I have been wanting to make a bag from this fabric for close to two years now and finally broke down to buy the fabric. I have plenty left over to make this purse by Amy Butler and work out a pattern for a cover for my new Nook.

The only changes I made to the original pattern for this tote are the handles, a shabby flower on the front and a big pocket on the inside. The bag is big enough to hold my laptop and wallet, etc. So, it's my new take-to-work-bag.

I am also working on a couple of "patriotic" dresses for the girls and have to finish a taggy blanket for a Baby shower I am going to this weekend.
Hope to be back soon to show some finished work.


Lauranie said...

ooooh pretty!! I love it of course! And jealous that Angie got to come sew with you!! ;) Girl, I clicked on Nook thinking you added a window seat or new comfy corner in a sewing room...HA!! Tells you how much I know about technology!! heehee! It's raining today...but I'm cozy warm, FINALLY got the downstairs heat back to sewing! xo

Mama Lusco said...

Beautiful bag! I have that pattern on my list to sew. I like your handles...I was planning to make my own, too :) Looks like a great work bag!


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