03 August, 2012

New Summer Tote Bags

At first, I made this one. The fabric is "Farmdale" from Alexander Henry.

summer tote bag

Then I made this one. The same beautiful apples, just smaller...

summer tote bag

the bag is also smaller,

summer tote bag

for a mother-daughter team.

summer tote bag

I also had in my stash these big apples, it's "Apple of My Eye" by Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. Big apples- big tote!

summer tote bag

I added two zippered pockets (one inside and one outside), to keep safe the important stuff.


All three...

summer tote bags

just one more picture...

summer tote bag

I used many types of interfacing and I learned a lot! Including that Timtex is not fusible! I had to order 10 yds to learn this! It is not that I can't make it fusible or I can't use it...but today I would have needed a fusible Timtex! I finally found a substitute!
More about my interfacing experiment in a future post.

I think I will make one small change then I will write the pattern for these bags.
Enjoy the weekend!
Geta

Edited: The pattern for this bag is now available.

41 comments:

marie said...

Great bag to take quilt shopping.

Karen said...

They are really cute Geta !! Thanks for posting !

eva said...

They are wonderful and perfect for all sorts of shopping!

Maria said...

Great fabs for lovely bags!

Eileen said...

Beautiful!

Karenkay said...

Can't wait for the pattern!!

SewCalGal said...

I've also created with Timtex and "made it fusible". Love the stiffness, but I will admit I get a bit frustrated when I don't have the right supplies.

Your summer bags are very cute. Look very flexible in design to work throughout the seasons, but definitely fun for summer.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

maritza said...

Geta, están preciosos todos los bolsos!!! y las telas de manzanas son divinas....un beso

Trines hobby said...

Flotte vesker og koselig sommerstoff:)

Kimberly Cassie said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see the pattern!

Litsa said...

Very beautiful bags!! Good job Geta, and nice pictures too!!!

Quilterbell said...

Lovely bags!!!!

Ullis said...

Beautiful bags, I just love the fabrics they're made of! Will you make a pattern? Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Krysta said...

I'm in love! They are all so sweet and darling :)

Renee Steele-Smith said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Will be back to see the pattern.

Vicki Mansell said...

Wow Geta so cute!! Look forward to the pattern on those! My daughter's married name is Appel so a pattern like that would be fun!

Kay said...

Very cute. Love the apples and love your pattern.

SuperMomNoCape said...

What great bags. Love the different fabrics you chose for each.

Connie said...

Beautiful bags Geta! I have made some of your other bags and your tutorials are so easy to follow!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for the share. I totally love the design! Can't wait to see the pattern.

Wendy said...

these are brilliant! Not only do I love the pattern and the fact they are in three sizes, I'm also in awe of your apple-themed fabric stash!

manos de chicureo said...

I liked them, I wait for news interfacing.
Yasmin

JLVerde said...

What a great set! Love the shape and the fabrics you chose.

Jamie Lee said...

I love this bag! I've only seen one other I like, the Jane Market bag. Are you posting a tutorial or selling a pattern? Will it be in English with standard measurements? I will buy it if it is. Let me know!

Lizzie P said...

Love the bags - but I'm also looking at the lovely whole cloth quilt that they're sitting on! it's great - did you make it?

Sara said...

Sweet bags...especially the tiny one:) A little girl would adore it!

Ogród Aleksandry said...

de tres jolies sacs.

Ann said...

Oh they are fabulous! The perfect companion on an autumn shopping trip.

Happy Me said...

I LOVE your bags!! I'm excited to see the pattern once you've made it!

Nicole said...

Love these totes! And that you made them in different sizes. You are so talented!

Leslie Duran said...

What cute totes! Looking forward to your post on interfacings.

Pennie said...

Gorgeous bags!

Leslie said...

these are so cute!

reeree62 said...

LOVE these bags!!! And LOVE love love the apple fabrics!!!!

Betsy Lynn said...

Love, love, love these bags!!
Can't wait for the pattern!

Cliodana said...

beautiful those bags! love the apples fabric, amazing

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Geta,
So fresh, so beautiful and so sweet these bags. You have a lovely blog with great works. Thanks for sharing.
Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

Hugs from Portugal

Ana Love Craft

www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Love the bags! I want the little one for a lunch bag :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this bag and will keep checking back for the pattern! All your things are so beautiful, and your tutorials are very easy to follow - thank you! - Pamela

Anonymous said...

Have you tried Soft and Stable?
Great for bags.

Nueyer Dua said...

Cute matching big and small bags!

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