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:

  1. Great bag to take quilt shopping.

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  2. They are really cute Geta !! Thanks for posting !

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  3. They are wonderful and perfect for all sorts of shopping!

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  4. Great fabs for lovely bags!

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  5. 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

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

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  7. Flotte vesker og koselig sommerstoff:)

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  8. Lovely! Can't wait to see the pattern!

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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!

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  14. Very cute. Love the apples and love your pattern.

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. I liked them, I wait for news interfacing.
    Yasmin

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. beautiful those bags! love the apples fabric, amazing

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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

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  34. Have you tried Soft and Stable?
    Great for bags.

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  35. Cute matching big and small bags!

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