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Last of the totes done! pictures

Posted by polardream (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 15, 10 at 19:33

I finally finished the last of the Christmas sewing. These are for my "movie club" group.

Kathryn's Kathryn's

Marianne's Marianne's

Lydia's Lydia's

Joanna's Joanna's

Karen's Karen's

Deirdre's Deirdre's

Mary's Mary's

All done with my sewing until Christmas is over!!

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RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

Those are very nice! You've been busy. Take a break & enjoy Christmas!


RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

These are so pretty. Wish I was part of the group. Lucky ladies. Jayne

RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

Very nice! I love the paisley best, I think.

RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

All your totes are very pretty! It's going to be hard to top theses presents next year :)
Enjoy your holiday.

RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

This is really a neat idea and I loved the way you made each with a different pattern.

RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

Great, and very thoughtful, gifts. I like them all. My favorite is the one for Joanna with Lydia's being a close second. Did you have a pattern for these?



RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

Love them all!! Paisley is my favorite.

RE: Last of the totes done! pictures

Thanks for the compliments!

Geraldine, I didn't have a pattern. I measured another tote I had that I liked the size ... it's about 16" wide and 17" tall. I just used orphan blocks or made squares approximately 12" for the fronts & then pieced to make them about 16-1/2" x 18" unfinished. Once the sides & bottoms were sewn together, I made a gusset on the bottom & folded the top under about 1/2". I made a lining the same way and put it inside - wrong sides together. I pinned the handles between the bag & lining & stitched around the top. I reinforced the handles with stitching & called it good. I did not quilt the lining to the front or put any batting in. I figured for an extra grocery/library book/whatever tote, that was okay.

My favorite part of this is that I did not buy any fabric ... just using stuff from my stash! My DH said I needed to make 2 more ... I said it would wait until AFTER Christmas! :)


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