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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Patriotic Tote Bag
I am in a tote bag swap hosted by Tracey. I finished my partner's tote and mailed it off so I thought I'd go ahead and post it. Partners are a mystery so no harm there.
It was my first tote and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I used the tote in Simple Sewing as a guideline but didn't actually follow the directions. I was too anxious to get it done.
I lined it with a coordinating fabric and added some pockets. I also made sure to use some 'hinted' at fabric that my partner likes!
It was hard for me not to use it on July 4th when we were at City Park for the day......I would have made 2 but didn't have enough fabric. *sigh*
We were to include a book recommendation but I included a great book I just happened to have 2 copies of. I also included flower and herb seeds, a couple great recipes, 1 yard of cute summery fabric (required) and the little bit of leftover fabric from the tote. You never know when you'll need it!
Hope she likes it......