Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quick Summer Tote Bag

Decided to make a new tote with a pack of charm squares by MODA that I bought recently.  This pattern came from McCalls Quilting August 2007.  It measures 14 inches wide and 11 inches tall not including the handles.  I was really pleased with how easy it went together and quick!  Only one problem - when I sewed on the handles I forgot to pin them on at least a half an inch or more beyond the seam and now they are pulling away - which means I have to take the seam apart and redo the handles - otherwise I'm really happy with this new summer bag.  Penny Sturges designed it - she's published a few really nice patterns in McCall's Quilting.  Hope you all are enjoying the end of summer - pretty soon we'll be getting out all of our fall sweaters and fall decorations :)


bettyp said...

Thats an awesome looking bag!!
I have some charm sqs. too and need to make something with!! Great idea!!

bopeep said...

Beautiful tote......
Prayers, Bo

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