Monday, January 24, 2011

Project Tote



In the midst of the holiday madness I managed to make this for myself. I called it a project tote because I made it with my new hobby in mind: crochet! I looked through various patterns and tutorials and came up with this design. It was such a combination of ideas that I don't know if I'd be able to exactly copy it even if I wanted to. But what's important is that I love it!



I used two fat quarters and since I had enough I decided to add some pockets to hold my phone and other small items like my crochet needles or credit cards.



I made the handles short as I wanted more of a tote look than a bag. I used very stiff (???) interfacing so that it would stand up on it's own. I like to place it next to me or on the floor while I crochet.



Here it is in action! Love it!

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14 comments:

Seamingly Smitten said...

Great colors! I like that it stands up so you can see all your crochet tools inside :)

momstheword said...

This is really cute and I love the bright colors. I also love that it can stand up.

I have a fabric tote bag that I used to carry my Bible and Sunday School books to church. Or sometimes I'll use it to carry stuff if I have to be gone from the house for awhile.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

Beautiful tote! Love your fabric choices!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Very nice tote. I love it! :) Did you use a tutorial or pattern?

DANA said...

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Coffee Break Mama said...

It is very cute, I love the fabrics and the pockets seem to be just perfect!

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

very cute! New follower.
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Cecilia said...

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LuluMarie said...

Super cute fabric!I would most love to find a fabric like this to put on something like the childs washcloth apron you made. Super adorable ideas. Thanks for posting
LuluMarie
CraftingNanny.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

Project bags are awesome...I made a few for different projects and now I use them for just about anything! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

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anne maskell said...

I love that bag! It would be fabulous for knitting too. I like that it is fairly tall, and stands by itself. No more chasing balls of wool!

Val said...

I would give anything to sew!!!! Great stuff!

BEBA said...

Que bonitooooooooooo!!!! tienes que hacer algĂșn tutorial o de pasteleria o de costura...me encanta el blog..