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!