Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My New French Bag

In the latest issue of "Quilts and More", I found a great tote bag pattern.  I desperately needed to make another bag to hold my large array of items necessary to get through church meetings with 5 children!  What really caught my eye was the color option.  I love the French fabric!  And….. I had strikingly similar fabric sitting in my stash pile!  Wahoo!  I didn’t have to buy anything!  I decided I needed pockets on the inside (which the pattern did not have).  So, added one long piece of fabric on one side then sewed divider lines spaced at different widths. (Perfect sizes for diapers and wipes, keys and sunglasses, and pens.)  Then on the other side, I used my last square of polka dot fabric for a smaller pocket for my phone.  I now wish I would have added a pocket to the outside of the bag too, but oh well, maybe next time.  Once the bag was finished, it looked huge!  Much bigger than I had imagined.   So, I sewed up some cute little polka dot strips added them to the sides and tied bows to create tucks at the top.  (I hope that makes sense.) 

So, here it is!  What do you think??

French tote bag 2

polka dot bowsinside polka dot pocket

inside pockets


1 comment:

  1. Darling! Love it! And the ties on the side totally make the bag! Nice job!