Whether you call it your “Goin Quiltin” bag, your beach bag, your diaper bag or your all purpose “shlep” bag – this tote will hold whatever you like, whenever you like; sturdy, roomy and with pockets galore inside and out.
And we’re having a class on how to make it at Baron’s Sewing Center this Fall.
Tuesday October 15 6 PM to 9 PM Part 1
Tuesday October 22 6 PM to 9 PM Part 2 6 hours total.
Several years ago I sewed a tote bag that quickly became my favorite. I enjoyed it so much that I actually started wearing it out!
When It Was New
Tossing it aside was not an option. Too much work went into making it and besides I really liked it.
So, I investigated ways to ‘fix’ it that would not be too difficult and would not look like an emergency patching job.
I decided to use fake prairie points with a ragged edge. Luckily I had enough fabric left over from the bag in my scrap stash.So I cut out about 20 3 in. by 3 in. squares, folded them in half corner to corner, then arranged them in overlapping fashion around the top edge of the tote.
3 inch by 3 inch squares – fold each in half, point to point
I stitched around the top to hold them in place then stitched them more securely about 1/2 inch in from the edges to leave them “raw-edged.” Finally I washed and dried the tote bag to allow the new embellishments to fray a little. Because the fabric had been previously washed it did not do much fraying but I’m sure that in time they’ll take on that look.