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Thread: Tote bag from yard sale scraps

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    Senior Member auniqueview's Avatar
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    I looked thru the scraps of the fabrics I bought from the woman who sold me the quilts, and along with a two yard piece of canvas type fabric were a couple pieces that looked like she had cut them with the idea of making a seat cushion. And there were several other scraps of the same fabric. I dug thru some other scraps to make a lining, and came up with this tote bag.

    I made a pocket in the flap I made to close it with, and my wallet and phone will fit in there. And all but the buttonhole were sewn on my "new" Kenmore that I picked up at the Salvation Army for $14.99.
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    :thumbup:

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    Nice recycling!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    very nice!

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    Lol, I am proud of myself. I had no pattern, and am new to sewing much of anything. But having made up my mind that I would learn to sew, and especially quilt....I am really enjoying it. I had to piece the lining for one side of the inside, and it worked perfectly. I had just enough to cut two pieces for the second half of the lining and overlap them. I feel like I have really learned a lot by joining this board, and paying attention to all the good ideas here.

    I still have a scrap piece of the fabric 17" x 8" laying on my cutting mat, lol....just calling my name. If I used a checkbook...but I don't. You can bet it will not go to waste. I am an incurable crafter, so it will tell me soon what it wants to be.

    The Kenmore works beautifully. I needed a zigzag foot for it, so called Sears and ordered one. Lol...the foot is costing me more than the machine did, but will be well worth it. I know I have a machine to sew heavy fabrics with and not have to worry about damaging it.

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    Good for you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    Nice recycling!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    ditto

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    Nice job!! I love creating!!

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    Nice

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    nice job!!!

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