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« on: July 21, 2017 03:25:08 PM »

This is my 3rd "Ethel" Tote Bag.

My niece-in-law (nephew's wife) asked me to make one for her to send to her mom for her birthday.
I decided to add a snap closure and a key-leash

"Well begun is half done":

The handles, snap closure, and key-leash:

And the back:


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017 12:56:32 AM »

I love your fabric choice!
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017 07:12:11 AM »

Thank you, MissingWillow.

It was a part of a 6X8 Tablecloth, that I'd bought for the fabric. I think I now have enough left over for a Kwik-Sew 3526, which isn't a large bag. It's made 2 cute "Ethel" totes.

(I admit I got a little carried away with the interfacing on the snap tab. I should have used only one side, but interfaced both.  Embarrassed. I think it will soften up with use.)
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017 07:50:52 AM »

I love the idea of using a tablecloth as fabric.  I have a Halloween one I've been hoarding for years.  Still need to decide what to do with it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017 08:11:16 AM »

Excellent job, and I agree that the floral tablecloth fabric you chose to use looks superb.  Your niece-in-law owes you big! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017 09:59:56 AM »

I chose to buy the tablecloth because it was such an amount of fabric. I seldom use a tablecloth on my table.

Monica (niece-in-law) really likes it: she's only seen pictures of it so far, but she's forwarded the pics to her mom. Her mom is looking forward  to carrying it.

Something I do occasionally, and should do more often, is pull out all my fabric, and refold it. This serves 2 purposes: 1. It makes the fabric last longer, because it's refolded, and 2. It reminds me of what fabric I have. (Sometimes, it helps me decide what to make next.)
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017 06:05:26 AM »

I just realized, I forgot to add a pattern link; here it is:

https://swoonpatterns.com/shop/ethel-tote-2/
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017 05:46:59 PM »

Love the addition of the snap and key leash! Very stylish bag.  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017 12:56:13 PM »

Thank you, gozer.

I remember my Mum saying she could use a certain pattern for a "block pattern" and make any additions or changes to that, and change the appearance of the pattern.

At the time, I didn't understand, even with an illustration, but now I do.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017 06:02:40 PM »

So, I've delivered this to her. She's happy with it: and she says her Mom is looking forward to receiving it.
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