Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tote Bag Done!




I'm so happy to show off my new tote bag! I love the way it came out. The pattern can be found at  Moda Bake Shop. I followed the directions which were well written and made sense to me. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to add the zipper but I did it!


Here's a picture of the inside. I have the zippered pocket on the right and a 3-compartment pocket on the left. Everything lines up and works! The directions called for a 10 inch zipper but I could only find a 9 inch zipper. I know you can cut down zippers but I figured the one inch difference wouldn't really matter and I wouldn't have to fuss with cutting it. It worked out fine!


I can't wait to start using it. I'll probably have to wait until this storm is over that's been forecast for tomorrow. I'm hoping to finish another project since I'll be stuck inside. I'm so grateful to have the day off tomorrow. I'll be happy to stay indoors and sew! Stay safe out there!!

10 comments:

  1. I can see why you want to show of your tote bag it looks great. Glad the zipper worked out and I hope you get to use your bag soon

    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! I'm going to a quilt show soon and think the bag will be quite helpful!!

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    1. Thanks, Bellezza! It was fun to make and so glad I actually used up my leftover batiks.

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  3. well done x lovely work .. and fabric choices x

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I thought the batik scraps were too nice to put in with my scraps. So glad I decided to use them up!

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  4. well done x lovely work .. and fabric choices x

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  5. That looks great...very impressed with your zipper and love the design. Will have to have a look at the Moda Bake Shop.

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    1. Thanks, Karin! I have limited experience with zippers but it worked out great! It's a great project to use up scraps. I'm glad I tried it even though the zipper initially scared me!

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  6. It's beautiful Rosemary, and very sophisticated looking. Nice work on the zipper. :-)

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