More Tote Bags by lynnio

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Market bag
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-05-17T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-06-01T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Using the same pattern as the first, Market Bag from allpeoplequilt.com. Music fabric for Tina, rose fabric for Cyn, and batik turtles & starfish for Mela.

For these, I used batting purchased off a bolt at the quilt shop - in hindsight, that was not a good choice. It was too thick. Didn't seem so at first, but when finishing the bags off with topstitching around the upper edge, it was almost impossible to stitch over the pleats (3 layers of fabric/batting/muslin plus another layer of fabric/batting muslin in the folded-over seam allowance). The pleats on the inside of the bags got a bit messed up since I really had to push them through the sewing machine to get over that super-thick spot. The leftover Warm-N-Natural batting I used in my first bag (with the Jive Cats fabric) was much thinner and a better choice. If I ever make any more of these, I think I will try a piece of flannel in place of the batting.

Something seemed a bit off with the measurements for the handles in this pattern. Following the cutting and assembly instructions, the edges either barely met or were too short when wrapped around the batting. So instead of folding one edge under 1/2" and then 1", I folded it under 1/4" and then 1". (This problem may have been partly due to the too-thick batting, but even on the Jive Cats bag with the thinner batting, there was barely enough overlap to sew and I had to fold the edges under less.)

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Comments

True

Awesome fabrics cannot wait to see the bags

Terryt1955

These bags are beautiful and I'm sure only you will notice the "rough" spots.Did you use an interfacing to get the bags to stand up or is that all from the batting? These would make great bags for teachers!

lynnio

Terryt1955 That's just from the batting, and me poking and prodding a bit. (And my friend getting the batik turtle bag is a teacher!)

True

I love each of these...awesome job! Sorry batting was so tricky...but these will be loved.

Conniharns

Really cute bags.. I love the style and your fabric choices.

Terryt1955

LOL, that was my immediate reaction when I saw the turtle bag, that it would be great for a biology teacher. The again any teacher would love it including primary grades!

Mymble

Great bags - great fabric combos - very lucky recipients!

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