July 12, 2016

Seat Belt Market Tote from Cozy Nest Designs

It was time for me to test another Seat Belt Bag from Sarah at Cozy Nest Designs, and I was thrilled.  I loved the Crossbody Bag and Wallet I made from her seat belt line but this one is my favorite.  It is the Seat Belt Market Tote and it comes in 3 sizes with options to do them in a striped pattern or block pattern. I decided to make the small tote, not once, but twice.  I did one in a block pattern and one in a striped pattern.  The other sizes are on my to do list.



This small tote measures 14"W x 9.5"H x 3.75" D .  The medium sized tote is 15.5"W x 11"H x 3.75"D   and would have one additional strip of seat belt added to the top of the small size.  The large is 17"W x 13"H x 3.75"D and would have 2 additional strips of seat belt added to the small. The tote on the left is done in a block format and uses the colors snow, periwinkle and dark periwinkle.  The tote on the right is a striped format and it uses the colors yellow, copper and chocolate brown.  The big ring is attached to a flap that provides great bling for this bag.




The top of the bag has a zippered closure to keep everything secure.



The front of the bag has 2 slip pockets for your phone and keys.



The back of the bag has a contrast strip that becomes the flap on the front.






The inside of the bag has a zippered pocket.

Sarah has the webbing and ring available as a kit for all 3 sizes and in 1, 2 or 3 color combinations in the striped or block format.  Until July 20, 2016, she is selling the pattern at a discounted price of $5.00 and is offering her Tri-fold Seat Belt Wallet pattern for $5.00, too, so you can make a matching wallet.

Trust me,  this is a great bag to make.  It is so fun using seat belts for that unique look. The webbing is easy to sew and Sarah's patterns at Cozy Nest Designs are so concise, easy to read and follow.  You can get the pattern here. You can also see all of the bag sizes compared to each other and some sample bags.  Don't miss this opportunity.  Sarah just got some great new colors of seat belt webbing.  But save me some webbing,  I have more of these to make!

17 comments:

  1. Marilyn, your bags are fantastic! I think I will have to buy this pattern. Do you solemnly swear that the seat belt fabric was easy to sew with?
    Pugs and kisses,
    Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I solemnly swear! lol The strapping is sewn to fabric and the webbing abuts against the next one. You'll see. Just follow directions and trust.

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  2. I love the periwinkle one. I had no idea seatbelt webbing came is such awesome colors.

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    1. Kathy, she has some great colors. Here is a link to the webbing kit page so you can see the colors.
      http://cozynest.wwwss31.a2hosted.com/product/markettotekit/

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  3. Amazing the materials we can use for making bags. I have seen old 45 RPM albums as bags, cigar boxes, rope, books and now seat belt webbing! What next old tires? LOL!! I would never have guessed you used seat bet webbing by looking at these bags Marilyn. They are so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. I love this pattern. I will have to make the 2 larger sizes, too.

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  4. Awesome post and beautifully executed bag (as always!), Marilyn! I don't know how I lucked into a talented gem like you! Thank you.

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    1. It is such a pleasure to test for you, Sarah. You've allowed me to explore some really unique bags and I've loved every one of them

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  5. I love them all, Marilyn. I can't believe you can make pretty bags like these from seat belts. I am impressed!

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    1. Thanks, Imazz. Sarah from Cozy Nest Design configured it all, I just chose my colors and followed directions.

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  6. Beautiful bags. Sarah Gido is a great bag designer.

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    1. Thanks, Synthia. I agree with you about Sarah. I especially love this design.

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  7. You always make the prettiest bags!
    I bet you could make a paper bag good !!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. This one was fun to make. Sarah's got me hooked on seat belts.

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  8. I have loved checking out all your bags and miss seeing new ones. Hope you are well and will be posting again soon.

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