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« on: March 27, 2008 08:16:55 AM »

I think I finally did it! I finally (after many years) perfected my tote bag pattern! Yay!
This one I call “Springtime”. The fabrics are inspired by a bag I saw online… but the REALLY cool stuff is on the inside- my two new “secret weapons”.

First off, the bag will never sag, flap or flop- because its been interlined with soft plastic canvas (wrapped in thin batting for that extra-soft feel).
Secondly, the handles will never bunch, scrunch or munch (munch?) because they’re filled with upholstery cording.

I’m so excited!! It’s my most favorite bag EVER!






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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 08:21:39 AM »

Fantastic!  I love the handles, and that the bag will never lose its shape.  The set of the zipper is well beyond my skills - great job!

Fabric choices are gorgeous - so happy and springy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 08:24:51 AM »

Love the look of the bag. Wish I were skilled enough to sew up something as beautiful as that.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 08:28:41 AM »

It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Maybe one day I will be able to do something like that! Great fabric combination, great pattern! Fantastic Job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 08:31:35 AM »

I love the internal zipper!  All too often bags are open on the top, too easy for your stuff to fall out.   

I also love the colors, very spring!
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 08:38:16 AM »

Thanks guys- the inset zipper thing was one of those bigtime trial and error things... I think the second time I use this design, things will go much smoother!
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 08:54:12 AM »

This is amazing. I love the zippers, the colors, just about everything about this bag!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008 09:01:40 AM »

I love the fabrics you used!  I would totally tote a laptop to the park in something so cheery. Congrats on perfecting your pattern Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008 09:12:42 AM »

This bag is so cheery! I love it, the constructions seems perfect. Congrats!
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2008 09:19:31 AM »

I love everything about this bag!  Do you have an etsy account?  These would be PERFECT!
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