This lovely little tote bag was a gift from Nancy and Gene, who are quilters and computer/embroidery people who faithfully arrange for the local sewing/quilting gals who meet each month. I had admired this project during it creation and Nancy told me it was for her Mom. Is that a lie? 8-)) Thank you so much, Nancy and Gene - I LOVE it.
I've wanted to make a few tote/utility recycled bags from the amazingly strong large pet foods bags we see. They seem to be made of Tyvek or similar - hope I am using the right word. If you haven't made one, you will re-learn the word "wrestle" as the stuff is strong. You will need strong clips instead of pins. I wanted the cat to show, not necessarily the "Kaboodle". I stuffed a medium-sized quilt inside. I wiped out the inside of the bag with a damp cloth and lined the bag - lining was not necessary but seemed like a good idea. This can be used for my quilt basting supplies that currently hang in the garage. How about a strong book bag? Show and Tell?
Here's the back. I squared off the bottom so it could hold a lot of groceries. Finished project is almost as large as a paper grocery bag.
I was given 7-8 more bags, with dogs, horses or cows on them. My job would have been easier if I had used the free arm on my machine, instead of a flat surface. Instructions and great photos were found at blog.goodsmiths.com/. What would you use it for? Is it too dorky?