August 4, 2014

When One Isn't Enough






I just loved the first Stow It All Tote I made from a pattern by Christine at Chris W Designs.  You can see it here.  I knew that I wanted to make another one soon but have been busy with other projects.  I finally found the time.

The one thing I liked about my first bag was the use of prequilted fabric as the solid colored fabric.  I decided to keep that component on this bag (you see, unlike many of you, I don't quilt).  I used black last time but chose a chocolate brown this time.  I have always liked brown and pink or brown and turquoise together and was lucky enough to find a brown, pink and white home dec fabric and combined those two fabrics with a pink quilting cotton with small white polka dots.  Here it is.

I left the pocket on the back of the bag as one large pocket so a tablet could fit there.




The bottom of this bag has bag feet.  I chose larger ones since this a good sized bag.

 
I love the way the lining fabric forms a trim on the top of the bag, top of the outside pockets and top of the inside slip pocket.  It looks like binding but it's not.  It's super simple to do.
 
 
 
The bag closes with a recessed zipper closure.
 
 
 
I love this bag so much.  It is made with by Annie Soft and Stable.  This foam product provides for a firm but soft support.  This bag stands up very well on its own.
 
I'm sure there will be a third bag somewhere down the line.  Probably more!!!  No, definitely more!!!

26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous bag! The pink/brown is a great combination. Soft and Stable is really great, isn't it? I love using that stuff, and it's so easy to work with.

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    1. Thanks so much. I picked up a remnant of turquoise prequilted fabric the other day so look for that to be on my next Stow It All Tote.

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  2. GORGEOUS work Marilyn! LOVE the colors on this one too! :) I really should get myself some of that prequilted fabric....it looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. This is such an awesome bag!! I truly love this pattern. It turns out to be the most professional bag I have made yet. Keep up the great work. You make me look good!!!! Can't wait for the next one.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. Not as easy to find brown and pink together anymore but I love the combination.

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  4. I agree with you, one isn't enough. I've got so many to do I don't know if I'm coming or going but this one is definitely on my list. Beautiful fabrics. I love the brown and pink combination.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I have more than my fair share, too. Hope to sell lots at the festival in less than 2 weeks.

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  5. next to red polka dots ...pinks ones are my second favorite, especially with brown.
    Lovely fabrics..beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I have been using a lot of black with white dots lately but am having touble finding white with black dots. Go figure!

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  6. Very nice. I love purse feet.
    Come look at my new bag on my blog that I made for my niece. A VW bus messenger bag.

    Good luck on your festival.

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  7. This looks great! I just love that design. I'm going to make one soon, hopefully!

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  8. Thanks, Betsy. Definitely give it a try.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. Love this pattern.

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  11. A beautiful bag, Marilyn. Love the colours!

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    1. Thanks, Pam.I love this pattern...fun to make, too.

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  12. Gorgeous! And sophisticated! I would use this bag for one-day trips, or even overnight trips, as it looks quite roomy. As many people said above, I love the colors. You certainly have a good eye for coordinating fabrics.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. It is very roomy. It really is a great pattern.

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  13. I am totally in love with your bag! It's just gorgeous! Now I'm bumping that pattern up on my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You are welcome. Thank you for the kind comments. I love this pattern and I am sure you will, too!

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  14. I have not made this bag yet, but I plan on it whenever I have a break between custom orders. I love brown and pink, as well and this home decor is perfect for that. I like the quilted fabric too. :)

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  15. Thanks, Gina. This pattern is great. Of course it is, it is from Chris w Designs!

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