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Thread: Free Instructions For a Great Sewing Tote

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    Free Instructions For a Great Sewing Tote

    I love the Embroidery Library. It's my first stop when I need a new machine embroidery design.

    I found these instructions there for what would surely be a fantastic tote bag for quilters.

    http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProje...oductid=PR1164

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    PatriceJ..........That pattern is wonderful!! Do you think you will make it for yourself? If so, please let us know. Thank you for sharing with all of us this evening.
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    Thank You, I love it. This looks perfect for traveling or taking to class and I do both.
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    Great looking project. Have several of their embroidery designs in my embroidery design files.

    mltquilt

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    What a neat bag to have. Thanks for sharing, it's a good site.
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    Great organizer. Thanks for the link
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    Thanks for posting this link.

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    Just what I've been looking for....thanks so much for the link.

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    I also love that web site and get lots of my designs from them. Thanks for sharing this pattern info.
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    I love that little pattern....might even try it out -- some day!
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    Great organizer. I think I will probably make this. It will sure be a benefit to take my quilting places. Thank you

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    I made 2 of these for Xmas (one for me & one for my daughter in N.C.)...really fought with them while making them, but they turned out nice. I neglected to take pics of my daughter's, but here's pics of mine. Haven't used it yet, but as I have recently joined a guild here & they have classes & sit/sew days...know I will soon. Should be very handy. I even added the pocket to the front & back...always need lots of pockets!
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    That is such a neat idea. I am going to try and make one. Thanks for sharing.
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    That does look like a very nice pattern and i love the fabrics you used in yours, thank you both for sharing.
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    like this very much! with a slightly bigger bottom ()....and if the handle straps were continuious all the way under and back up....you could carry a featherweight in this !!!!!! of course, i do not have a featherweight yet, but if i make a case will i find one ???

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    That's a terrific tote! Thanks for posting.

    P.S. VickiM, your tote is wonderful!
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    Thanks, this looks like a great sewing tote.

    Do be careful of the "printable version" (PDF) file, as it is missing the elastic's width. I'll let them know about that.
    Bev in TX

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    This is lovely -- now I'll absolutely have to make one for myself.

    Your front & back pocket additions are great :-).
    Bev in TX

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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks, Patrice. I think I'll try to make one. Thanks, Vicki for sharing your pics. Like your pocket idea and love your fabric choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickiM View Post
    I made 2 of these for Xmas (one for me & one for my daughter in N.C.) ...
    Would you mind telling us what kind of fabric you used for the tote?
    Thanks!
    Bev in TX

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    Bev, I just used heavier-feeling cotton...seemed to work really well & feels sturdy. I also used pellon decobond for interfacing, works really well in any & all purses I make, so should hold up well with this. I usually make my purses able to be washed, so should be able to do the same with this if I need to. I just smooth out & air dry & they look like new again. Hoping this will be the same. You could also use home dec fabric for this tote as long as it's not really heavy. I also made a fabric covered insert for the inside bottom (actually cut up an old cutting mat) & I do recommend anyone making anything like this to make one. I almost always make it for my purses & totes too. Just like the stability.
    Last edited by VickiM; 01-14-2012 at 07:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickiM View Post
    Bev, I just used heavier-feeling cotton...seemed to work really well & feels sturdy. I also used pellon decobond for interfacing, works really well in any & all purses I make, so should hold up well with this. I usually make my purses able to be washed, so should be able to do the same with this if I need to. I just smooth out & air dry & they look like new again. Hoping this will be the same. You could also use home dec fabric for this tote as long as it's not really heavy. I also made a fabric covered insert for the inside bottom (actually cut up an old cutting mat) & I do recommend anyone making anything like this to make one. I almost always make it for my purses & totes too. Just like the stability.
    Thanks, that helps a lot. Do you know whether Pellon Decobond is lighter in weight than Timex or Peltex, which were mentioned in the pattern? I've not used any of these.
    Bev in TX

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    I've downloaded these instructions but haven't made the bag yet. It's on my to do list. Did you make it; if so was it easy?
    Judy

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    Thanks for the link........I'll send it to our daughter and give her a hint for my birthday!!

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