Sunday, May 30, 2010
I finished sewing this tote bag today and I'm so excited about it! I'm already planning on sewing more in different styles and colors. Fun! To get a closer look, just click on the picture. I may have gotten little crazy with the prints, but tell me what you think.
While I was sewing the zigzag onto the ribbon I noticed this pretty stitch on my machine and thought "hmm...I'm almost done, but why not?!" So I did just a few inches of this pretty flower scroll onto one of the handles. I like it, very artsy.
This is a picture of the back of the bag, just one solid print.
I made it reversible with a cute pocket on the inside!
I haven't sewn in many years, not that I was ever much of a "sewer", but as a kid I used to design and sew clothes for my barbies! Then I stopped sewing for some reason, not sure why. I tried to pick it back up years ago, but I guess it never stuck. I'm so thankful for The Artistic Mother book by Shona Cole, because that's where this project came from, so without her, my sewing machine would still be buried in my closet right now. And without Trudys' Artistic Mothers Group, I would just stare longingly at the tote bag project, but not actually do it! Thank you two wonderful, supportive, and talented ladies!!