Saturday, January 12, 2013

Totes!

Hi all!

Recently I got the Studio Everyday Tote die and I have been playing with it since!  The thought of cutting out a tote, with boxed corners, without all the measuring really appealed to me so when it was on sale I grabbed it!

As soon as I started playing with it I started thinking - wouldn't this be a great class?!  Come and make a tote bag and have all the cutting done for you?!  So, I planned a class and propsed it to my LQS and she thought it was a good idea. In a nutshell - come and make a tote without having to do the cutting and leave with a template and pattern!

 

These are a few of the totes I made yesterday and today.  I love the simplicity of the tote and the functionality.  I love how there is room to embellish, from the basic design, without losing the simplicity.  Now I need to play with some different handles!

I was asked by a local retirement home to come and teach their quilting group something so I proposed the tote bag as an easy project - especially when die cut.

 

They liked my sample a lot - remember the navy tote I made first?  So I went to my LQS this morning and chose these fabrics for their kits.  I think they will be happy - or - I hope that they are!  Each kit will include the fabrics, pre-cut, for the outside, lining, a pocket and the handles and will include a thread so they can make it all in one thread.  I will kit it all up so that each individual has their own kit waiting for them at the start of class.

This is the first time I have done anything like this before so I really hope that they like it!

2 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Cool tote... wish I was close enough to take the class!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. It has been awhile, but I've had many requests wanting to know contact info for those that may kit with AccuQuilt dies. If you do want to offer kits for orders, let me know and I'll gladly try to help increase awareness. I think many would like to stitch out a bag made with this die, before some would want to buy it. So, think beyond kitting for classes.

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