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Thread: My Modified Bow Tucks Tote

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    My Modified Bow Tucks Tote

    I haven't seen one with this modification, though there must be. Thought you might like a look-see. I framed the pocket by putting the straps all the way down to the bottom fabric. And since the back straps had to match I put a pocket there too. The pocket is about 7" wide and the straps are supposed to sit 6" apart at the top edge so I angled them in a little to fit.

    I put pleats in some of the inside pocket sections to make them a little roomier than if they were just flat. This gave extra fabric at the top of those sections so I put elastic in there to gather them.

    This bag is for my sister's dog walking friend, her dog is a Border Collie of course. His name, Indy, was not on the trim fabric, which is all pet names, so I stitched it on the pocket trim. And the toggle is a real nylabone, I hope Indy doesn't try to chew it, LOL.

    This is my fifth bow tucks tote, so far, . They are so much fun to make and I find I tweak something on all so each is a little different. I use Choroplast for the stiffening in the bottom. It's that plastic sheet stuff that looks like cardboard but is much stronger yet still lightweight. If anyone tries it, be sure to cut the corners as they can be rather sharp and might put a hole in your fabric. I make a "pillowcase" kind of covering for it so it can be taken out and the cover washed with the rest of the bag, if it needs washing.
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    I love you bag, sooo cute, where did you find the pattern?

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    Great looking bag. Like the way you did the straps.

    mltquilt

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    I love the bags!! Where can I get the pattern to make something like this for my daughters?

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    cute thanks for sharing with us
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    Thank you for your nice comments. The bag pattern is ps008 which I bought at a quilt store but you can find it on the internet. Here is the designer's website: http://www.quiltsillustrated.com/sho...-sku-ps008.htm Note there is also a mini version of the pattern, ps026.

    If you meant the Border Collie patterned fabric it is 776/1 BORDER COLLIE from Makower, U.K., the Henley Studio. I found it at a different quilt store where it was $16/metre. Can. $. I'm not sure if my matching fabrics are also from Makower but they were the same price and the bag cost me about $60 just in materials. I have seen the fabric on internet sites too.

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    That is great!!! I love the fabric you used on it. Too cute!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Love your additions to the pattern. I'm going to try this.

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    I have never seen it done this way. I like it a lot! Thanks for the heads up on the pattern change. I love this pattern and have made it many times.
    RedGarnet222

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    aaahhh...added support...great idea! Looks wonderful by the way

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