Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Everything Tote For Me


I just finished making a new bag as an early birthday present to myself. I used the Everything Tote pattern from Weekend Sewing. The description in the book reads, "This bag is perfect for weekends and weekdays, with an expanding shape that can hold an unexpectedly large cache of paperwork, groceries, workout gear, books, etc." And that is exactly what drew me to this pattern in particular. I tried it out today & ended up throwing in a good stack of library books in addition to my regular stuff (wallet, diaper/wipes, sippy cup & snacks). They fit in comfortably & I still had room for more!


The rosettes were made following this tutorial from Made by the Mama Monster. There will definitely be more frayed rosettes in my life. I'm sure of it. Very easy & super cute.

Hooray for something new that's just for me. I'm a happy girl.

28 comments:

twin fibers said...

Cute! The frayed rosettes are adorable!

Andrea said...

This is fabulous! What kind of fabric did you use on the outside and where did you get the inside fabric???

Candace said...

Thanks girls.

Andrea,
I'm not sure what the outer fabric is. A tweed, I think....but i used it inside out. The fabric had some black flocked floral design that just wasn't me. I used a vintage sheet for the lining.

Anonymous said...

Will some be going in the shop? Fingers crossed...

Pretty please...

Leslie said...

love it. happy early birthday!

the mama monster said...

i love it! and good for you for making something for yourself. thanks for linking to my rosettes.

Jessica said...

i love the colors you chose. i made some frayed rosette clippies as favors for my daughters bday! love em. so adorable!

rose said...

I love it, Candace! If you add any to the shop please let me know - I want one for my birthday, too :)

Lisa said...

Your bag looks really great. I love it. Can I ask the yardage used to make it? I saw this gorgeous fabric just earlier today, but didn't know what I would make with it - until now.

Jessie said...

So cute - and I love those rosettes!

Candace said...

I'm not planning to sell these, since it's not my pattern. But perhaps something similar? We'll see.

Lisa,

The pattern called for 1/2 yard of fabric. But that clearly wasn't correct. It took one yard.

Donna said...

It's so great! Lucky you!

Shay said...

I love it!! I am so excited for the upcoming crafts!! The rosettes are so cute!!

jenny said...

i totally love this - what a perfect gift for yourself (or anyone)! the rosettes are the perfect little bonus. :)

Monica said...

I love it! I've been eyeing this bag since I bought the book weeks ago. I want to make one but think I should finish all my other projects before I start something new.

alexandra said...

fabulous!
I'd like to try those rosettes - they're adorable!!
thanks for sharing.
A.

The Pfau's said...

I love that bag! It is a little above my level of sewing but sooo adorable. I need to try those flowers though! I made a shirt like you made Sadie I will have to post a pic on my blog. It didn't turn out right but I still love it and Iris was so happy to have something made for her. Makes it all the more worth it!

RobbieLee at Chickiedee said...

What a great tote! It would indeed be great for a diaper bag alternative as far as style goes :).

Moi! said...

Liked that one!

beautifulladybird said...

Great bag!!!! I am almost done with a ruffle sleeve top for my little one. I will let you know when I am done!

3 'lil Lemons said...

very cute-I'm glad you got to make something just for you. You deserve it! Love the color choices too!

natalie said...

Cute cute cute! Isn't it nice to remember that we can make things for ourselves once a while too?

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ollie said...

Hey Candace! I love your website and more importantly, I love your style! I was wondering if you could help me with a problem. I love making gifts for loved ones for Christmas, but I've just about run out of ideas. I also really wanted to make an advent calendar for my kids this year and obviously needed to think ahead of time to get it done. I was wondering if you either had some ideas or could point me in the right direction. I can sew, knit, and crochet and I'm willing to try just about anything else. Hope it's not too much to ask! thanks!

Selina said...

It's just lovely. Love the colour combo!

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megitys said...

That bag is great. I really need a big bag for all my junk that I carry to church. And Mama Monsters rosettes are awesome, just like her.

misschris said...

Love the fabric choices here, sweets. Isn't that vintage sheeting the very best??? I buy it every time I can in that color. I swear it works with everything.

Best to you right now... I know things are all wonky, but they will right themselves, I promise. Hugs, girl. xoxo

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