Thursday, April 19, 2018

Large Tote

I was fiddling around with the Bella bag pattern.  The pattern calls for fusible foam which isn’t cheap so instead I used quilt batting and quilted the tops and bottom pieces. Using batting in addition to a base fabric on the top of the pattern was a mistake.  It made rolling the top down to secure the bag very difficult and bunchy.  So then I played around with the it and turned it into a tote bag. Added tabs to attach some store bought black faux leather handles.  So without ever rolling the bag down like the Bella bag, this bag is BIG!!  Oh I almost forgot. I also added 3 magnet snaps to keep the bag closed.  So the next time I make the Bella bag I’ll try just quilting the bottom piece and not the top.  I really like the sheep fabric and if you look close, the purple is in a stockinette stitch pattern :)

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