Sunday, March 22, 2009

Reversible Quilted Tote Bag

Reversible quilted tote bag

I had this urge to make a quilted tote bag yesterday.
I hadn't made bags for a quite while. Tote bags are
something I used to make like crazy. When I just started
learning how to sew, I really enjoyed making simple tote
bags and making them gifts for my friends.

reversible quilted tote bag

I felt like making a tote bag, because this pink
feedsack I purchased on ebay is so super cute and
had to become a bag! I am totally pleased with the result.

reversible quilted tote bag

I used fleece batting, so it's nicely sturdy and cozy.
The liner, which could be the outer if reversed is
Amy Bulter's fabric I really love too.
It's about 11 1/2" times 13 1/2".

I've listed the bag in my shop ;)


Some other things I created last week are more coasters.

coasters

coaster

coaster

coaster

coaster

Making these are addictive! I know I'll make more.
I'll be more than happy to include one of these
(or a piece of Japanese fabric) if you snatch anything
from my shop until the end of this month ;)

UPDATE(3/24): Thank you! All the coasters are gone-
I'd still love to include Japanese fabric though ;)


Thanks for coming & reading!

Have a great weekend!





28 comments:

  1. I really like the bag, nice job. The coasters are super, as well. Thanks for sharing...Kathy

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  2. quilting a tote is such a good idea...makes it so much sturdier. lovely work!

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  3. What a lovely bag...love it.

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  4. ayumi! it is so lovely dear.. what a neat work! well done!

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  5. oh. my. gosh. that is LOVELY. i'm trying to stop myself from running (virtually) to the shop!

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  6. HELLO,
    THE BAG IS SOOOO NICE.
    COMPLIEMENT.

    GREATINGS CONNY

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  7. I really like this bag its amazing, what is a feedsack? A couple of people have mentioned these but I am unsure what this is. Carry on making, you always really inspire me. P.S your tutorials are great!!!

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  8. Cute tote. I had the urge to make a bag yesterday too. All finished except it needs a great button.

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  9. how do you do it? everytime i read your blog i have the urger to go patchwork some things up!! well done!
    x

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  10. oh, please please super please do a tutorial on that tote. i'm obsessed with your reversible patchwork bag and am quite certain i could become obsessed with this too!!

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  11. I agree with Katie, we need this tutorial!!
    Also Pink Penguin, I know I have previously left you a comment on here today, but can you help me. You regularly use fabrics that look like tape measures, where is this fabric from?? I love it soo much, and I cant seem to hunt it down anywhere!!! It would finish off my current project really well.
    Thanks
    Louise
    x

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  12. I agree about the tutorial! I LOVE this bag!!

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  13. Everything is sooo cute...I especially love your tote bag!

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  14. I like your colour combinations, fantastic!

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  15. I recently started with the bags, but I still make it difficult, I am a beginner, but your work inspires me, I hope someday to work as cute as you work :)

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  16. Love the tote bag and the fabric. It is really special.

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  17. I've enjoyed looking through your site. You have a really fun sense of color combinations and your work looks very professional.

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  18. Just went through your entire blog. Your creations are wonderful and so cute. Thanks for posting the tutorials for a few of them, I will definitely be trying them!

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  19. Thanks so much everyone!

    Miss_Oaken-
    Feedsack is vintage fabric that is somewhat thinner than cotton fabric but looks great with linen. This website explains about feedsacks ;)
    As for the measurement fabric, it is by moda, and you can find it here. Happy Sewing ;)

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  20. Ohhh the tote is great!!!! I love it!

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  21. I love your coasters, usually such hard and unlovely things - these are super cool!

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  22. love all your work , made many of your reversable patchwork bags, so easy & fun ! thanx for sharing , great fabric great job ! :)

    Sara

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  23. I like the bag, feeling like making one for myself. May I know the size?

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  24. hi, can i order tote bags to Indonesia?i can't find tote bags in your online shop, only the fabric.. Please let me know :) email to ike.yujin@gmail.com. thanks!

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