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Monday, September 13, 2010

My First Sewing Project = My Junk Bonanza Tote

I was reading this blog a few weeks ago when I saw her post about making a ruffled tote bag. She even had a link to a pattern for an "easy" to assemble tote bag. So, Friday night I stayed up until 1 A.M. making my bag. This is the first time I have attempted to use my sewing machine for anything more than sewing paper (and I mean stitching a border around a piece of paper for a card). Because the pattern really doesn't have any instructions, I winged it and only went wrong in a couple of places, but no one will know. And now I know how to make one for next time.

Here is my bag. It will be coming with me to Junk Bonanza this Friday!!! The ruffles are all from vintage fabric. I added a big floppy flower pin and string of vintage costume pearls. The back is also layered with ruffles.

I even stitched a toile print lining.

I think it came out pretty nice, especially for my first try. I'll definitely be making more bags - probably a little smaller, and with more ruffles of course!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


This bag is beautiful! Love all colors and the toile...be still my heart!!
Gloria McAllister

September 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

And I'll get to see it in person!! Really awesome job, Erica!! Maybe I'll get my sewing machine out too :)
Can't wait to meet you Friday~ :)

September 13, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is stunning!!! I can't wait to see it!! :)

September 13, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

Very Pretty!!! something to add to your etsy shop ;)

September 13, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Can't wait to see it in person!!!

September 14, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

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