Friday, July 29, 2011

Reversible Tote Bag...

I have not been taking time to be creative what with summer weeds to pull, housecleaning before, during and after company and whatever laziness I am enjoying with the warm summer days I love so very much. So several weeks ago I pulled out some fabrics. This red toile is one of my favorites.

With the weight of the toile I chose this sort of bandana fabric to coordinate. Next I cut out the pieces to make a reversible tote bag. I personally can never have too many tote bags.


Here is the bandana side complete with a pocket that I stuck some white envelopes inside of just to show it is there. This side of the tote is not my favorite however I think it works quite well for those times you might be feeling "down home".


Here is the finished tote with the toile side out. I love this scene of the boys playing and just living life. That is what toile fabric is...scenes of life. I made one of my lace flower pins and added it to the red handle. Of course it is removable if you want to wear it on your lapel or your hair or whatever.

I always enjoy making tote bags and am thinking I shall get out some more fabrics to match up and sew some more bags. My sewing machine is lonely and I am feeling creative.

What goodies are you making or planning for future projects?

Sunshine Summer Smiles to all...

















22 comments:

  1. Very pretty tote ... it's the perfect shopping bag for Saturday morning farmer's markets.

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  2. So pretty! I love that toille!

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  3. Great project you whipped up! I love the red toile and of course your lace flower is the perfect finishing touch. I have slowed down on creative projects but have made one bag and I am working on a couple of others. I will have to share them on my blog soon.

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  4. ooooh, i love me some toile.....especially red toile.....on this bag!!! beautiful job! and your lace flower is fabulous, too! xoxo

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  5. I love how you have used the two red prints together in a tote. You are correct. Never have too many totes. I love them. I have lots. All very different.
    Happy summer days to you.
    Hugs, Cory

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  6. Too many Totes? Not possible! I have about 6, and I've been thinking of making some since I never have an empty one when I need one. I love the toile you've used, and your flower adds just the right smile. Enjoy the summer. Hugs

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  7. The tote is spectacular. I've always been drawn to toile and the red just pops! Love the bandana fabric on reverse and the lace flower is perfect touch! This is beautiful! Enjoy your weekend! xxoo

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  8. Luv, luv, LUV toile! I even collect pink transferware dishes! Brilliant tote!

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  9. OH MY what a lovely house you have as I see the SISTAHOOD reunite!!! And your tote is marvelous dearest! I have some fine linen that I would so love to use to make a small tote, but NO SEWING MACHINE! Your toile is gorgeous!

    THANK YOU FOR VISITING; I will be back next week!!! A very small getaway indeed!

    Anita

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  10. Oh I love your bag. Especially the toile side. Adding your flower pin was just the right touch! Sunny days to you.

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  11. Ooooh, I LOVE this bag! The red toile is fabulous. Love the flower too. Well done!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  12. I am a tote-aholic, (as well as as a big fan of the color RED) and this tote is just brilliant, Sherry. I have to say that I love the "down home" bandana side as much as the red toile, as I think I have a bit of Daisy Duke in me. Great stitching!!!

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  13. I love this reversible bag and there's one of your beautiful flowers!

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  14. Really great bag and wonderful floral embellie!

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  15. what a lovely tote! I love the toile fabric....so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! :)

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  16. This is beautiful. I love that you made it reversible.It just became one of my favorite things. Hugs!

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  17. Totally fabulous bag Sherry! The fabric is beautiful as it that wonderful flower!

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  18. This is just gorgeous! I love that it is reversible. :)

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  19. I was reading Inkstains with Roni and came over to see your tote. Wow it is lovely. I like both sides, depends on your mood and where you are going. Great choice of fabrics.
    Lesley
    PS I know Roni likes it :)

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