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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Back in the Sewing Room! ~~ A Big Happy Summer Tote Bag

It feels so good to be spending some quality time back in my sewing room. I've been going through my fabric and putting projects together to work on this summer. My first complete project is a large, roomy, long handled tote bag with inside and outside pockets made with what I think must be the happiest fabric on this planet. Mary and Barb of Me and My Sister Designs come up with the most fabulous colors and prints, and I just love to get my hands on their charm packs and yardage manufactured by Moda for projects like this. Take a look at this happy tote bag...

To make this colorful bag, I combined a charm pack of Dilly Dally with some yardage of Twirl since they both use the same color scheme and their prints go together so nicely.

The lining and inside pockets of this tote are made using fabric in the most luscious robin's egg blue. Look how roomy this bag is!

The non-pocket side of the bag is just as cheerful!

This bags just screams SUMMER, don't you think?

Just look at how long those quilted straps are too! They are long enough to comfortably sling the bag over your shoulder for a day at the beach, or put your head through the straps and wear the bag on your hip with the straps across your body for a day out shopping or for traveling.

This bag measures 22 inches across the top from side seam to side seam, 12 inches from top to bottom, the boxed bottom is 15 inches by 7 inches, and the straps measure 19 1/2 inches from the top of the bag (where they are quadruple stitched) to the arch of the strap at the top. Take out your tape measure to help you visualize just how big this bag is! Big I tell you!

You will find this bag listed over in my Etsy shop very shortly. It will be listed for $50 plus shipping to US addresses only. As always, if you are local to the Leominster, Massachusetts area and I can deliver it to you in person, please email me first so you can save the shipping charges. My email is over there on the sidebar.

Another fabulous tote bag is already in the works, and this one will be even bigger, but with shorter straps! So stay tuned!

Happy Stitching!

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