That is gorgeous...love your use of the bright flowers with the denim really pretty and classy. Cannot wait to see more!
It's beautiful! Maybe you could sneak a couple of bras in the lining wink wink
looks great - love your fabric
Sewbusy64 thank you!
Carolmarie thank you! This is just the front/back of the first tote. The other one isn't done just yet.
HawkFan great minds think alike, I'm going to put them inside the zipper pocket lol
True thank you! I always worry when I make gifts for others. She has an idea in her head of what she wants but without talking to her I had to go off bright colors. We will see if she likes it.
Skynme it is so hard making things for others when they have a request BUT I think most times when they see the final "product" it is beyond what they expected and I think that will be the case here! BUT you have my address if she decides she does not like it;-)
Ok that bra fabric is adorable!!! Love the beginnings of your new tote.
I am in love with those bright fabrics! Hope your ladies love their bags as they will be gorgeous as is the first one!
What a great looking tote! Love the little bras for the touch of breast cancer awareness! How easy are the totes to put together? I've just seen on Oh, Frasson she's having a sale on her patterns so I wouldn't mind getting one! I've not made a bag before but this looks quite easy, and there's no messing with fancy interfacings from what I can see on the materials list, so it should be just the thing I need!!
Joke the tote itself is pretty simple to follow, but for some reason my lining never fits. No matter how much I measure and cut it always ends up wonky. One thing I don't like about the pattern is that it has the tall tote and wide tote together. So you will follow the directions to a step and then it will say to see steps 12-16 for the tall tote, only the sizes are different. It really screws me up sometimes. I want to do Tara Rebman's totes next. They require much less prep and the lining pieces are cut on the same template as the bag so its a perfect fit.
Hmm, maybe I won't purchase it then. I struggle with linings too, though I've only made them a couple of times in the baskets I've made. And her discount is because she wants to re-do/re-format her patterns so will be removing them for a while so I wonder if the formatting with the patterns together is something that might be changed. That does sound confusing!
Joke honestly I love the patchwork bags, which is why I bought her pattern and I am on my 4th bag, so for $10 vs Tara's quilted tote bag craftsy class at $30(with coupon), it was worth getting. It could just be me...when it comes to following lots of steps(and flipping pages) my mind kind of wanders off. I haven't made the tote from Tara yet so I don't know how easy hers is, but its made of four pieces of the same pattern (front, back, lining front, lining back), and I like to watch the video...down side for me is cutting curves and trying to bind it. Elizabeth's pattern is all squares, but its a ton of pieces to cut and sew together for the lining.
I love this bag but so feel for you on all the issues...so upsetting. But it is adorable. I am afraid to try a tote as what you describe is my nightmare come true!!! But cute, cute, cute.
True Thanks! I really was happy with the outside, but the inside just didn't want to work with me at all. I feel better now, I think I just needed a rant(aka nervous breakdown). I'm just going to send it as is, since its free what do they have to complain about...maybe I wont get asked to make any more totes LOL.
Great news...I know how when things are not right they eat at you so glad it worked out and it is an awesome bag.
Your totes are gorgeous- and LOL about sending them and then maybe they will leave you alone...but I can assure you...they are NOT going stop asking for these once they see them...they are so much nicer than anything in the stores!
I really like the bright floral tote. The deep blues and purples give it an exotic mystique.
HawkFan LOL seems like sticky fingers are all around lately LOL.
sew_what Thank you! I was afraid all the gold was going to be too much, but it was pretty.
Mymble I couldn't send it, I made the new one and it turned out fine. I just felt too bad about it.
True thanks! I couldn't send the crooked tote. I had to re-do it. So happy I did.