July 3, 2014

The New Totes Ma Tote Bag






It probably looks like I haven't been doing anything but I just finished a bag that will be part of a blog hop at the end of the month.  I can't wait to show you this unique bag.  I have also been trying to get my Etsy store up  and running but I hit a snag.  I'll share more when things are straightened out.

Today, though, I am excited to finally share a bag that I was a tester for, The Totes Ma Tote Bag from Janelle at Emmaline Bags.  She released the pattern today.



I love the look of this bag.  It is a great size at 17" wide at the top, 13" wide at the bottom, 12" high and 4" deep.  Made with quilting cottons, this bag stands up on its own when using by Annie's Soft and Stable.  I have used other things but the result is just not the same.  This is such a professional looking bag that went together easily.  What fabrics you use change the look of this bag tremendously.  See all of the other bag testers' bags here.

The straps are so cute!  They are inserted through the bag through oval grommets and buckled.




The bag is closed on top with a recessed zipper.  I used a zipper with double zips to make it even easier to open all of the way.



Look at these cool racing stripes down the sides!


 
Here is the interior.  There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket on 1 side and a large pocket on the other side for a tablet with a magnetic snap tab to keep it secure.
 
 
 
 
 
The bag is finished off with 6 bag feet on the bottom.
 
 
 
 
If you are looking for a bag that says shades of BOLD all over it, this might be the one.  What can I say???  Bright bags make me happy!!!
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. oh your bag makes me happy too!! love it!!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle. You designed a great bag. You'll see more of them from me.

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    1. Thanks, Liz. This is a bag I will make over and over again. I love how it went together.

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  3. Is bold and beautiful,... wait, isn't that the name of a soap opera! Lol. Well you really used a great main fabric and the use of the black and white fabric goes very well with it.

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    1. Thanks, Norma. It was a fun bag to make don't you think?

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  4. I love your version! That print with the polka dots is amazing!!

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    1. Thanks, Cyndi. I like that combination, too. I am going to make another soon and the fabric I picked out would look good with the black with white polka dots, too. I may do it again!

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  5. I'm so loving how everyone's bag looks. So many different looks. Yours is gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought to use that floral fabric with the polka dot handles but it works perfectly. I think this is one of those bags that I'll be making a lot of.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I will be making more too. I've got my next fabric picked out...also with polka dot handles. It will have to wait until I finish my current bag.

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  6. Can I help with Etsy? I've sold there for several years and just did a class on etsy for my online sellers group.

    Got a search for you. My 'cousin' wants a tri-fold wallet made in pink cordura. Small zip pocket for change, long zip running lengthwise, CC pockets, --like a man's wallet.
    Have you seen a pattern?
    I found one with all of the above except lengthwise zipper. Can't get my head around that zip construction.
    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I might take you up on the help sometime. Right now, I'm trying to clear up some issues with Paypal. Tried to open a business account with them (have had a personal account for years) and they informed me that someone opened an account with my information in Feb and has left a negative balance on the account. I knew that someone stole my info back in Feb, tried to open several online accounts, tried to open a credit card account and a checking acct. This is something that they did that went through that I had never been informed about. Waiting now to get it straightened out. I don't get people who do this with no remorse. It leaves behind havoc for the victim. Who knows what else might be out there.



      Haven't seen a pattern like that. If I do I'll let you know.

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  7. Love your version of the tote. Your fabric is so bold and happy at the same time!

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    1. Thanks, DeAnna. Just can't help myself with the bold fabric sometimes.

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  8. Marilyn I love that floral that you used and the polka dots are great with it!

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. All of a sudden I started using a lot of black and white polka dots and I have them planned for several of my upcoming bags. Must be a phase I'm going through.

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  9. What an awesome, eye-catching bag! I love it!

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    1. Thanks so much. Every once in awhile you get lucky putting fabrics together. I'll be using black polka dots until I get sick of them!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. This bag was perfect to display this bold large print fabric.

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    1. Thanks. Love this bag. It really helps to show off beautiful prints.

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  12. Beautiful Bag! Is the pattern for sale? If so - where? Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. The bag is the Totes Ma Tote bag, a pattern by Janelle at emmaline bags. You can get it at www.emmalinebags.com. If you double click on the green highlighted "Totes Ma Tote" in the second paragraph of the post, it will take you there.

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