At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New bag

A glimpse of our backyard

Finally, I made myself a new tote bag.  This one is based on the Mill House Inn tote on Moda Bake Shop but I used 5 FQs from the Cloud9 Fabrics that I won from the Green Bag Lady (this post).

I have been using a tote bag, the first one I ever made, that has seen better days - the handles are starting to fray.  I've learned a few tricks since then. For example, my linings were always so big.  Taking a 5/8" seam allowance on the lining seams instead of 1/4" means they are still big enough but so big to be annoying.

Late addition:  Handles - if the pattern does not say to use batting, fleece, interfacing - DO IT ANYWAY.  The handles will be that much stronger.

I added some pockets - one specifically for my Joann and Hancock flyers and any other coupons/flyers that I print.

A couple of giveaways:
Leona's Quilting Adventure for a bunch of goodies, ends July 3rd, 12AM EST.

Pigtales and Quilts for a Moda Dottie FQ bundle. winners drawn on July 4th at 12PM EST.

Our stay-cation is drawing to a close but it's very quiet and relaxing.  Only done a little laundry and I haven't cooked since Friday!!!!

Have a great day!


  1. Your bag is perfect. Love the color combination.
    Your backyard is amazing with the cone flowers, daisies and butterfly bush!

  2. Your flower garden is beautiful

  3. Wow! You made that? It's really cool. I shouldn't be so in awe as I can sew too - but still I am.

  4. I so agree about adding batting to the handles - it makes all the difference in the world! blessings, marlene

  5. Love the bag and the backyard! Both SEW pretty! Hee!

  6. CUTE cute. I like batting in handles as well.

  7. I love the bag, it is really cute!

  8. Lovely bag well done! Very pretty fabrics :)


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