A Tote for Tuesday

Last week, I let my friend talk me into buying a pattern and fabric for a tote bag. The pattern is
The “Lucille” Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts. I really do not need another bag, but I loved the fabric. I chose the fabric that Marti originally had chosen for herself. We decided it looked like me…and she found a gorgeous linen fabric with owls.
We met on Sunday to work on our bags. Marti is a perfectionist, as seen in her precise cutting and seams. I have made many tote bags, but this one was a bit different and difficult for me. It has pleats, which I have never done. It also calls for the sides to be gathered before adding some ties. I made a mistake by not adding pockets to the lining. Also, now that I have a key-less car, I really need a loop inside so that I can attach the car remote. I will try to add a clip somehow.
It was fun to make this together.

Today, I mailed off the pillowcases for my grandchildren. For some reason, I forgot to take a photo of the Incredible 2 pillowcases. I made a unicorn pillowcase for my granddaughter.

10 thoughts on “A Tote for Tuesday

  1. HA! I often get talked into making something, either for myself or someone else that is a stretch and I learn from it. Your unicorn pillowcase is SO cute. Your granddaughter will love it, and she will feel all the love that grandma stitched into it just for her. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Cute tote! I like the ties on the side. I have a lot of totes too, one more never hurts! šŸ˜‹
    I love the unicorn fabric, my inner child is jealous and wants a pillow case just like it! šŸ¦„šŸ˜ŠšŸ¦„

  3. Wait a minute – you buy a patter for a bag and then actually MAKE the bag?!?! What kind of craziness is this? I have a whole collection of unmade bag patterns! I want to be like you when I grow up! Oh and I love handmade pillowcases, we have a couple sets – I made TTQH a set of fishing themed pillowcases that are so cute and we have dog pillowcases too!

    1. The only reason I made the bag was because my Meemaw friend held me accountable. We had a craft day and made our bags together. My grandson got his Incredible 2 pillowcases on the same day he and his dad got tickets for the Incredible movie. This will be his first experience at a theater…very exciting. My granddaughter sent me a text filled with unicorn emoji’s!

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