Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tote Bag with Bow

You know how much I love the perk of sewing classes at work with the ladies from Singer.

Last week, the project was this lined tote bag with a bow. The fabric just happens to be one of my favorite colors (purple!).

It took me about 2.5 hours to complete this (keeping in mind that the pattern pieces are cut and prepped for us when we arrive). This tote is one of my favorite projects we've made in the class.

The straps do double-duty as both straps and loops that secure the bow onto the tote. Plus, it's lined for people like me who carry books, lunches, yarn, and other super important items. Heehee.

What I liked about this project: Considering how great the final product looks, it didn't really take that much time to sew. I also like the contrast of the bow fabric on the tote fabric.

Another great thing about this project is that you can switch out the bow for a different look. Or you can use a wide ribbon instead of the fabric bow.

What I didn't like about this project: The bow was a big pain. Thankfully, the Singer gals had already cut and pinned it for us, but sewing it and turning it inside out was tedious.

What I listed to while I made this: Coworker chatter.


  1. LOVE this tote! How awesome is it that you get free sewing lessons!?!?! So jealous... I've yet to sew with a pattern... to be honest they scare me! lol.

  2. love the pattern on the tote :) so jealous you get sewing lessons!


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