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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Reversible tote.

So I had another chance to get on my machine last night.

I looked around you tube and found a tutorial for a reversible tote bag, but they used the same material for the straps for both ways, whereas I wanted mine to each match the tote colour. So I fiddled around until I worked out how to do it.
I don't really have any fabric yet, so I cut up another one of my mum's old skirts and I also cut up a pair of my old kitchen curtains.

The results:
One side
 The reverse side

So I now have a little tote to carry my WIP cross stitch round in.  :) 
I know it's not exactly professional, but I can't believe I've actually made something I can use!

When I am able to get some nice fabric, it would be nice to make a little bag embellished with some stitching, buttons, or something fun.  I'm also itching to try some curtains and some more cushions in nice material, plus making them a bit more fancy maybe.

Anyhow, I've been looking in the charity shops, but nothing fabric wise has turned up yet. 
I hope I find some soon!  Otherwise everyone will be in fear for their wardrobes, wondering what might disappear out of it as I have another idea for a project!



  1. that's a cute bag! I've been wanting to make a tote bag for a while, you've done a great job!

  2. Who said it's not professional?!! :-D It's so pretty Kim! Can you sell it to me please :-D :-D

    Seriously, congratulations! It's an excellent one :-)

  3. Fantastic bag!!
    You are learning so quickly.

  4. It is looking great, Kim!
    I often look around in thrift shops and when they have things on sale (like 3 summer shorts for 1 Euro in winter) I buy some that have good material. Just an idea.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with neext. :)

  5. Very nice, and I think it look professional!!


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