Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One Down

Too many to go to count ... I finished one of the totes yesterday afternoon. This was one of those half finished projects that had been sitting around since last November. Good grief! I didn't realize that I had put it off that long until I was typing this. Nothing like a blog to keep you honest. Speaking of which ... I looooved your comments. You guys had me laughing and feeling much better about the list I shared (and the list that didn't make it). I too have pants/shirts/buttons that have been waiting several season to be tended to. sigh.
Any-who ... on to the celebratory pictures of the first project I got to cross of my list ...

Fabric Amy Butler Lotus - Pocket: Sky Temple Garland / Bag : Full Moon Dot Slate

I added a little loop to hang the tote where the plastic bags hang. I usually use the self check out and my tote never stays in place. Each time I make these I modify the original instructions. So far I've switched the curve of the pocket to face up (so you can use the pocket), added a loop, and sewn the side seams together with a french seam. Why the french seam? I had a great knack for burning my fingers when ironing the seams the other way. This was soooo much easier not to mention less painful ;-)


I have at least two more to make and I plan on making a few more changes. I'll let you know how it turns out.

I really do love these totes. I makes giving my money away to big conglomerate grocers and super centers at little less painful. My wallet might be a lot lighter on the way out but my loot looks tote-ally awesome.

4 comments:

periwinkle said...

slow but sure wins the race, good luck with finishing more things :-)
lisa x

~ANG said...

Aaahhhh! Crossing things off the list..what a great feeling. Sometimes I put simple everyday tasks on my list just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing something off...sshhh - don't tell, but do try it, it's nice! :o)
I am loving the tote and the modifications. And I'm in love with the french seam. Thanks for the link. I, too, have been burned by the iron or the unruly steam that shoots out. Oh, one more thing...loving the Amy Butler fabric!

Tiff said...

I love the totes. And I love Amy Butler! I have got to get some more soon

Rachel said...

This is great! I've got to make this. I cringe every time I use plastic bags....