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Sep282009

Travel Tote

My latest project - a funky travel tote. 

Made using Montana Modern fabrics from Bernatex.  Duck cloth interlining. Embellishments  - buttons, trim, and some old jewelry that I just don’t wear anymore.  Like the ribbon pin below. 

It’s big enough to hold all my gadgets and my purse.  Yep a purse for my purse.  he he 

Lots of pockets.  Two on the outside.

And two on the inside.

Some more of my jewelry added to this pocket — i.e, the beads. They are from an old necklace. 

I used the pattern Half Moon Tote from Seams and Dreams.  You can fold the sides in lots of different ways to give it a different shape.  Pretty easy to do, but it is tough to get those tabs sewn around the handles.  

It’s all loaded up in the pictures above as I’m headed out early tomorrow a.m.  Flying up to Illinois to visit my son and other family and friends.  Back in a week.

Reader Comments (8)

Wow, it's darling Lucy! I like it a lot, great fabrics! Are the handles cloth sewn around...what? Have fun on your trip!

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

What a fun, fun bag! I love it because it's "just fun", using so many different textures and embellishments.
I have to tell hubby this one - "a purse for a purse"...love it.

Have fun and be safe on your trip. Enjoy.

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Love the purse (for your purse)! I don't know why I'm always drawn to purse patterns, I have a bunch but I still want more! I might have to add this one to my collection. Have fun in Illinois - I'm headed that way myself for the weekend.

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Wow!!! That is one cute purse and you don't mess around with easy patterns, do you? LOL I love your bling that you added to it. Have fun on your trip.
Cathy

September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

GREAT BAG! ENJOY YOUR TRIP AND VISIT ......... LOVE YA, NAN

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternan

That is so cool! Hope you have a great time.

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Oh my goodness, how cute is that! I love it!! Have a fun and safe trip! :~)

October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Thanks gals!!! Sorry for the tardy follow-up. I just did not visit the blog world while gone.

CJ -- the handles are wrapped. First with batting and then 2.5 inch bias strips of fabric folded in half. The raw edge was covered as I wrapped. Secured with fabric glue at the end.

Cathy -- they actually say this is suitable for beginners. I found the construction steps easy, but the instructions on ways to fold the purse needed more illustrations. Or perhaps it is just me. I had to read that step 3 or 4 times and only because I remember how the sample at the quilt store looked did I finally figure it out.

October 8, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

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