Sunday, 8 February 2015

Tote Bags

Evening All!

Hope you have all had a good week.  I've been quite productive in the sewing department these last couple of days.  I've never sewn a bag before and when I saw a kit for one selling online at half price I couldn't resist.

It's just a small tote bag and it turns out they are SO easy to make, however the instructions weren't entirely correct so you would need a bit of  an idea on construction to make it work first time.  You don't need a kit though as there are loads of free tutorials online.

This is the finished bag from the kit ...




I thought it was such a cute bag, perfect for a little girl, that I went and bought some more fabric and I have to say I like this fabric even better ...






They're made with upholstery weight cotton so they're quite sturdy.

I'm linking again to Handmade Monday.

Okay, that's me for today, thanks for taking the time to visit.

Suze xx

21 comments:

Lucy Blossom said...

Such lovely bags Suze, I'd quite like to try making a bag someday - I just have to build up the confidence first.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your bags are GORGEOUS!!! Just love them! Hugs, Valerie

Ginx Craft said...

Lovely bags. I think I like the second one best too, partly because of the cute spotty lining.

Josie said...

Gorgeous bags and I just love that woodland themed fabric x

Aileen said...

You are so clever! I love these little bags. x

Highland Monkey's said...

Such cute little bags, love them.

Vicky Myers said...

I love the woodland fabric too, careful you might turn into a bag making addict (Says one!)

Lilly's Mom said...

I love the design of the bags you created and the fabrics you used! Really Lovely.

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the bags, I have a thing about bags as well as think the fabric looks so much better being carried around than in curtains, lol

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous bags Suze love the prints .
Hugs Julie xxx

Justjennywren said...

Love the fabrics! well done they look amazing! x

Mlissabeth said...

Both bags are cute. You did a nice job.

Mlissabeth said...

Both bags are cute. You did a nice job.

Ali said...

Your bags are really sweet. I love the owl and fox fabric.
Ali xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done with these adorable small totes, Suze! I can't say which fabric I like better as I do love them both! Best of all, I love the polka-dotted inside!! Hugs, Darnell

strangelycreative said...

Hey Suze! Wowser some great work there girl! I love both fabrics and would be hard pressed to choose. Like the lining - very chic! xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Well Mrs B sewing is definitely your forte these bags are brilliant, Especially the second one! Is there no end to your talents,cushions quilts and now bags!!! X

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Little girls and Big Girls!
They are fabulously quirky.
In fact the Scottie dogs, I have a hot water bottle which is almost the same.
Love your creations no matter if they are paper or fabric.
Wishes
Lynne

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh these are gorgeous! I especially love the foxy fabric! x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Suze - you are so talented! Love your handmade bags - they look so professionally made, and are perfect gifts. Great choice of fabric patterns too!
Sylvia xx

Emma Made said...

Congratulations Suze! You should be so proud of these...lovely fabrics too! x