Congratulations! and best of luck on the remainder of your pregnancy...is this your first? Anyways, I also wanted to thank you for your suggestion on interfacing. I was able to find some at Joann's and have been sewing up a storm ever since. I'll post some pics as soon as I figure out how.
These are great! I have a ton of holiday fabrics sitting around and think that this would be a great way to utilize them. I was wondering how you made the tube on your main body to allow the ribbon to pull through? Did you have to leave holes in the side seam? Did you sew a strip of fabric on top after you had sewn the body of the bag?
I found a website... www.passion4sewing.com I believe if you go there and look to the left of the screen for the Menu, you can click on patterns, and it will give you a link to get the pattern for a "schlep" bag. I hope it's what you are looking for. P.S. You'll need adobe reader to pull up the instructions.
I have viewed quite a number of your bags, and find each one to be beautiful, and very well made. I'm new to sewing and have made a couple of attempts at making bags for myself, but seem to come up a little short of what I actually would like. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of interfacing you actually use to make your bags stand on their own? I seem to be using the wrong stuff because my bags don't stand on their own. The interfacing that I have used always seems to be too flimsy...even though it's says that it's heavy weight. I would really love any input you could give me.
I think it's a very nice bag...I know I would use it!!! I really love that fact that you reused another item. I have bags of old jeans that aren't quite nice enough to donate, but I keep thinking I can do something else with them...now I know one thing that I can do. THANK YOU! Great job!!!
Fantastic!!! I love the bag. I'm actually in the process of knitting a tote out of a bunch of grocery bags, but I'm thinking I should learn to crochet because your stitches look much more even than my knitted stitches. Great job!!! By the way, how did you cut your strips of plastic...?
Fantastic job! I think it really looks great. I am impressed with your freehand embroidery work as well. I really think it gives the bag character. I know that I don't have the nerve to try freehand. WOW!