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Friday, September 9, 2011

New blog, new tote!

I've decided to join the fun with a blog; this will be mainly about my sewing adventures.

I've just made my first tote bag, the Professional Tote by Creative Thimble.
It was harder than I thought it would be...zillions of pieces, everything interfaced. The hardest part was that my new Bernina 430 didn't like sewing all the layers that came towards the end of the project. I hope I didn't damage the sewing machine!

I used a stretch denim from Emma One Sock for the outside with a black/white ikat from eQuilter as trim. The inside uses two red cotton prints, also from eQuilter. Here are some other views of the tote.

I'm intending to take this as a carry-on for our trip to Ethiopia in January. It will go with my work-in-progress Fall 2011 wardrobe...(but then I ALWAYS wear black, white and red).

If you're interested in my Fall 2010 wardrobe, it's here. (Black, white, red and a little gray...!)


  1. I just love this tote! But, you know, I want to see pics of the inside! :D

  2. I am in awe of your wardrobe and could move right in. Your tote is equally wonderful.

  3. I'm only looking at this today, but the pictures of the wardrobe do not come up.

  4. I'm only looking at this today, May 27, 2013 and the pictures of your wardrobe are no longer available.