As you can probably tell from the title of this post - I am sick. Blah! Just a bad cold ie, fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, achy and tired body. You know the drill. In short -it sucks! I am probably one of the worst people when I get a bad cold like this too. I get frustrated and cranky because I am fed up with being sick. And I get bored! I hate laying around all day - unable to do anything - and when I try to do something I mess it up because I can't think straight. LOL! Ok enough with the pity party for me. I just want to get rid of this cold because I have stuff that I want to do!
So, as I looked for something easy, I thought that I would play with my new tote bag die and make a couple tote bags.
The one on the right was my first one made out of some fabric that I bought (no idea why!) a long time ago so it was perfect to be the test one.
The one on the left is my second one made from a Northcott panel from a while ago. Funky but I managed to not get the center of the focus area right in the center of the bag. Oh well I still like it! I also used a slippery polyester lining fabric I bought gobs of a few years ago so I thought that it might work for bag linings. I actually like this for a lining fabric - it's just a little fussier to use.
What I would like to do with this is make this into a class to teach. We kit up the entire tote bag, outer fabric, lining, batting and handles - all die cut - so that people just come in and sew. Wouldn't that be fun? Come to a class and leave with a finished tote and lots of options for embellishing future totes!
Would you want to take a class like that if the cutting was all done for you ahead of time?
Ok time to pull out some more fabric for more totes :-D