Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fabric Challenge

Having a wonderful time with these new fabrics. Our group Modern 8 Create is being challenged to create with these modern prints plus solid fabrics. I decided to make a bag with mine. To see what the rest of the group is making click here.

Here is the front and back that I quilted using fusible bias tape. Machine zig-zagged over the tape and through the top, batting, and lining. So easy!

Sewed up the side seams, pleated the box bottom, added some handles, and am ready to go shopping with my new tote. It reminds me of the string bags I saw many Europeans use for shopping, so I'll use it to carry my French bread and an occasional bottle of wine. Cheers, everyone!


  1. I love it, Helen. It looks so smart with the smaller bottom; that particular attribute adds a lot of cute-it-tude !~!

  2. Love the bias tape "webbing." Very cute. I'll share that bottle of wine with you! ;)

  3. Love it! Your bias strips are very effective. You're sure to get loads of compliments on this!

  4. ok this is just adorable I LOVE this tote bag, you should just be so proud of yourself, makes me want to order some of that fusible bias tape just to make one of these!
    enjoy your bag, oh maybe even use it to carry an applique project on the go!

  5. Helen III WAAANTTTT ONEEEEE....SMILES I agree with Kathie...Gonna have to consider some fusible bias tape...i am suppose to be on a cloth buying...anything fabric related diet...ugh...well i am midway through the month...smiles

  6. This is such a beautiful bag! You are so creative.


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