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Thread: Tote Exterior French Seams

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    Tote Exterior French Seams

    Hi Folks
    I saw a denim tote with exterior French seams that made it stand up on it's own. Anyone know of a pattern or tutorial for such a bag?

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    Yes, if it's the one I'm thinking of, it was made from a jeans leg. let me see if I can find it. Hmm, I guess it's not a tote, just a small organizer:
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    I do french seams on my grocery bags and they don't stand up. Might work with denim fabric.
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    Here is a tutorial I did on Fabric Boxes with French Seams. You could do French seams on any tote pattern you have. You just have to understand the concept and think it through (I talk to myself out loud) as you are doing it. Depending on how tall your tote is, it may or may not stand up alone. When I was trying this out the first time I studied tutorials on French seams and then applied the concept. Hope this helps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...l-t235889.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Here is a tutorial I did on Fabric Boxes with French Seams. You could do French seams on any tote pattern you have. You just have to understand the concept and think it through (I talk to myself out loud) as you are doing it. Depending on how tall your tote is, it may or may not stand up alone. When I was trying this out the first time I studied tutorials on French seams and then applied the concept. Hope this helps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...l-t235889.html
    Thank you PaperPrincess. This is the idea I was looking for. Although I have done French seams I could not think where to start for this result. The bag I saw had the French seams on the outside and for me made the bag more interesting. This will get me going. Thanks again.

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    http://www.angiequilts.blogspot.co.uk/ she has a large bag useful for knitting or quilt project which was designed especially to stand up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    http://www.angiequilts.blogspot.co.uk/ she has a large bag useful for knitting or quilt project which was designed especially to stand up.
    Thank you DOTTYMO this is the idea I sought. I appreciate your time and effort.


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