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Thread: You were right...I couldn't make just one! ;-)

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    Super Member karenm36's Avatar
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    I've enjoyed my tote I made so much that I had to make another. I tweaked it a tad...made the handle more padded and used just a slightly thicker fusible lining for the main portion of the bag. Other than that it's the same...has interior pockets also and a strong magnetic closure.

    Now it's time to go try out a new pattern...something I got for my DDILoves!

    Hope y'all have a nice weekend! :-)

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    Cute and handy!!!Love it:)

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    Very cute......so cute, in fact, I went ahead and ordered the pattern. Thanks for sharing the info. Noodle-head had some really cute pics of totes made up by others, to get different fabric ideas. They are all really nice.

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    I love the pattern, what great colors.

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    very pretty

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    Karen, I love it!! Great job :D

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    Great bag!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyG
    Very cute......so cute, in fact, I went ahead and ordered the pattern. Thanks for sharing the info. Noodle-head had some really cute pics of totes made up by others, to get different fabric ideas. They are all really nice.
    When you get the pattern...here's just a couple of suggestions...Cut your handle first...(she notes it more of an after thought) so that if you want it longer than the suggested 26 inches you can plan for it and not hope after the pieces are cut that you have enough! Also, the pattern doesn't call for batting or fusible material for the handle...which I found I like it a lot better when there is more substance to the handle and it's more comfortable on my shoulder. Lastly, on the magnet...when you attach it to the material of the lining she said she added batting behind it. I definitely do that and also then iron some of the fusible stuff your using for the lining on top of the batting just to hold it in place and make it a bit more secure.

    Hope you enjoy the tote as much as I have! It's amazing how much it holds without being overly large!

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    Very nice.

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    Great fabric selection!

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    I like it!
    Nice job!

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    Nice

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    Tell me about the magnetic closure - what is it - where did you get it - how does it go in?

    LOVE the tote!

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    Love it! :D

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    Love you fabric

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    really cute and just the thing to use at farmres market

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    Love that fabric...such a cute bag...

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    Cute tote..love those fabrics!

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    Lovely purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebQuilter50
    Tell me about the magnetic closure - what is it - where did you get it - how does it go in?

    LOVE the tote!
    Here are a few pics...of the closure and of the package that it came in. I've gotten them at LQS's before but I recently found them at Hobby Lobby. They were 2 in a package for 4.99. I've not been disappointed in the closures at all...they are very strong. They also come in a couple of different sizes. This is the larger size.

    In terms of how to put it in...you attach it to the lining before the lining and the body of the Tote are sewn together. The instructions for the Tote actually tell you how to do it...as well, there are instructions on the package as to how to do it.

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    The package and remaining closure...for another Tote!
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    Beautiful.

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    Very nice. Love the colors.

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    Neat bag.

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    Eye candy. Wonderful

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    I love your tote- what is the name of the pattern?

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