Rich with Color

November 28th, 2007

Tote Bag

I made this quilted tote bag for a Christmas gift this year. I’ve decided to not be so secretive and wait until after Christmas to show my gifts this year. It’s just too hard, especially since it means I have literally nothing to show you. I can’t remember who makes this fabric, but it’s a gorgeous canvas/cotton blend with such rich colors and imagery. It would be hard to make something ugly with it, I think. I lined the bag with a petite, black floral print and a bat pocket from the leftover blue fabric on the front. I splurged for the woven cotton handles, which make for a nice finish.

I took pictures of the process and plan to type up a tutorial for everyone, as I’ve had a few requests for tote bag instructions.

The weather is gray and cloudy today, but we’ve actually had a nice mix of sun. It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a fire and a movie, hopefully snuggling with someone you love. My house is a mess of laundry, as is usually the case after returning from holiday. I aim to get the house back in order, make an advent calendar (anyone have good ideas?), and put the Christmas decorations up all on Saturday. Can it be done? Hopefully, and even more likely if I can restock the coffee in the house before then.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Seth  |  November 28th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I Love my cousin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2. kelly  |  November 28th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    beautiful bag, the colors are great! -kb

  • 3. Jonah  |  November 28th, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    great looking bag! love the bright colors! the fabric is echino by etsuko furuya.

  • 4. *karen  |  November 28th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    That bag would make me forget it’s winter. I love the colors. (I think craftzine.com/blog had a post about making advent calenders a little while back).

  • 5. Crystal  |  November 28th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I like the colors of the bag, is it quilted? Kids craft weekly had cute ideas for advent calendars, I know they are meant for kids but I reall like the origami cup idea.
    http://www.kidscraftweekly.com/current_issue.html

  • 6. Sienna  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    So pretty, thanks for sharing Dacia! Hope you can post the how tos soon — I am also planning to make totes for gifts and this would be a no brainer pleaser — :)

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