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« on: May 12, 2008 11:57:37 PM »

I made this tote from a brocade remnant I found at JoAnn's. It is a lovely chocolate brown with turquoise flowers and leaves. I lined it with a nice piece of chocolate colored cotton with same color floral embroidery. I also used a heavy weight interfacing to give it form and body. This first picture shows the colors the best. Please ignore the ugly wallpaper. My landlord won't let me paint over it. I am sending this to a friend to auction off for her aunt who was just diagnosed with cancer. Let me know what you think.


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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 12:04:37 AM »

wow, it's really pretty. and how sweet of you to give it your friend to help her aunt. what a great cause.  Grin
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 12:11:17 AM »

the bag is pretty. i love the fabric. the size is nice too. just right for essentials. i have tons of remnants. i buy them every time i'm at Wal-Mart. and that's awesome what you're doing with it. more people should contribute to different causes. my husband's band is hosting a benefit concert for a local children's hospital at the end of the month, and i am making sock monkeys to raffle off for the cause. anyway, great job on the bag Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008 03:47:38 AM »

What a beautiful bag!!  Isn't it great when you find a treasure in the remnant bin?

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008 06:07:55 AM »

beautiful bag!

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008 07:43:46 AM »

Love the colors, very nice! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 08:10:18 AM »

This is a very nice bag & what you are doing is very nice. One tip w/the wallpaper, why not tack some white fabric or sheet to the wall in back of the bag so the wallpaper won't show (it's not that bad tho).

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008 05:21:22 PM »

Thank you all for the nice words ... I really loved this tote bag. I have enough of both fabrics left to make a purse for me  Grin  Opheliapoe-I haunt the Joann's remnant bin! I am such a fiber addict LOL

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008 11:51:58 AM »

That is gorgeous!  My favorite color combination is turquoise and brown.

You generated some great karma by giving it to your friend too.

Awesome job!  Smiley
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008 06:41:10 PM »

Very nice!  And so thoughtful of you.  What is your secret for brocade???  I just came from my sewing room, disgusted because I was using brocade, and just had a horrible time.  I gave up & put a half finished bag away to probably sit forever cause I was so frustrated!!  I used interfacing, a new needle in my machine, and an even feed foot & it still frayed like crazy.  GRRRRRRR!!!
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