Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Nite Sew In - A Tote full of Fun

 I started making this bag last month during Heidi's
 Remember the fun giraffe fabrics.

It's FINISHED ! ! !

 It's the Chubby Charmer pattern designed by
Penny Sturges...but with
a few tweaks of my own.

Added a big pocket to the front
Added shoulder straps vs shorter handles.
Easy to carry on the shoulder along with
a baby in your arms.

Two fabric strips sewn into the back of the bag
 make the easy to open and close
as they fit snugly around a large button.

Pattern calls for magnets to close the sides
But I like the look of the fabric ties.
Untie these for LOTS of room inside
to carry whatever you need.

Inside also has a large 9 x 10" pocket on each side.

and the back side of tote
This bag finishes at about 14 T x 18 W x 10 Deep. 

The new owner loves this fun Kwilty Pleasure!

I am not sure what I'll be working on tonite.
Click here to see who is joining in the fun for this month's

Handmade by Heidi



  1. Stopping by through FNSI. What a gorgeous tote you made - love the colors as well as the design!

  2. Love your bag! Great ideas to have the ties.

  3. I bet you had fun making the tote. Very nice looking.

  4. I am a bag lady to the heart and I just love this one. Great job, I like the ties on the side and the button.

  5. Visiting from FNSI and your bag looks fantastic!

  6. Visiting from FNSI - Congrats on the finish!

  7. Wonderful bag Kathy!!! I love bags - all sizes shapes & colors :*)

  8. cute bag, love the fabric! glad I got to see it!

  9. Me too!!! THanks for linking it to share. :)V


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