Saturday, February 22, 2014

social tote

Hello friends, are you having a nice Saturday? I hope so. Mine is off to a really great start - I spent the whole morning working on Carolyn Friedlander and Anna Graham's Social Tote.


What a fun project, I must say. This was definitely not the easiest tote to make, my brain still slightly hurts from all that thinking :), but so well worth all the extra effort.


And this Anna Maria Horner fabric plays so very nicely with some Architexture and Sketch, don't you think? I do really like this slightly unexpected fabric combination.


As I said, this was not an easy tote to make. Those dividers were tricky and I had to re-read the instructions quite a few times. The only problem I encountered was that one of the parts (large divider side) seemed to be about 2"-3" shorter than needed. I have no idea if that was me or the pattern and after much fiddling and not knowing where I went wrong I simply cut the part 3" longer and the crisis was averted, phew!!!


Now I'm definitely ready to tote my sewing project around the house in style :)

Wishing you all a very lovely rest of the weekend. Svetlana

38 comments:

  1. Wow! This is another stunning bag S! Well done on pushing through the head-pickling maths! Jxo

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  2. It's gorgeous, glad you were able to rescue the 3"!

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  3. This is an awesome tote! I love the fabrics that you chose. I've been thinking that I might like to try out this pattern sometime :) I'll be sure to have extra fabric, just in case, too. I think my friend would love to receive this as a gift, too, … better add it to my list

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  4. It looks fantastic, I love the fabrics you've put together here.

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  5. that's a great tote and I love the fabric combo!

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  6. This is exquisite! I love every detail about it!

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  7. What a wonderful tote! I love the fabrics chosen. I can't seem to wrap my head around the dividers either.

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  8. I love your version! Did you use the soft and stable, or headliner fabric? I made one, but yours stands up so much more beautifully!

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  9. Love your fabric choices for this project!

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  10. Your fabric choices are awesome! This is a really fun tote! Can't wait to make mine! I'm expecting the pattern to arrive anytime :)

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  11. I love your fabric choices for this tote

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  12. This turned out great! And thanks for the warning that it is a little tricky, it's always nice to know what to expect!

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  13. I'm making my social tote right now. I also had a piece which seemed to be too short. But after sewing it the proper way it fittes magically. I loved piecing the inside part and to have to think how to sew. Currently the exterior parts. Maybe I'll run out of thread...

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    1. Oh. I definetely forget to say that I like your version a lot. :)

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  14. this is such a great tote!! love your choice of fabric and I must say it does not LOOK at all like you struggled with it!! great job!:)

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  15. it's lovely! I keep meaning to make one of those to replace the casserole dish I am currently using ;-)

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  16. How lovely! I really like the fabric combination you have used.

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  17. It is so lovely tote! I like your fabrics.

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  18. Super combo; have fun transporting your bits & bobs x

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  19. This looks amazing! the fabrics are too cute. I'll bet this could be modified a little bit to make a casserole carrier.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  20. It's PERFECT! I have this pattern on my desk right now, just trying to decide on fabric. Love your combo so much!

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  21. Love your tote and I just saw it in the "Chalk Talk" email from Pink Chalk Fabrics. It's a stunner! :)

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  22. Beautiful job, and great fabrics. I absolutely love the ledger fabric you used on the inside. Think I'm going to have track down pattern and try it. I love keeping things in totes and bags, but hate the digging and wondering what exactly has sifted to the bottom, never to be seen again unless I do a dump job.

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  23. Awesome fabric combo! I also had some head scratching moments with this one, but I agree that it's a satisfying finish.

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  24. Gorgeous tote! Love your fabric choices , they look stunning together

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  25. Hi! This looks beautiful and practical! Great job!

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  26. I love this tote! I really need to make one....haven't made a bag in a long time!

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  27. What a beautiful tote! I agree the fabric combination is stunning! The red really pops!

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  28. This turned out FANTASTIC!! I love the fabric combos!
    And yes, that long divider piece can be cut longer by 1/2" or 1" depending on how much you want to ease it. So sorry for the confusion! I'm also not sure if you caught this, but I added some extra photos online for the construction of the inner bits. http://carolynfriedlander.com/products/slow-sewing-studio/social-tote/social-extras/
    Lovely lovely job!!

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  29. It is so great that even though I am thinking: If you found it hard, how could I possibly pull it off, I am planning fabrics in my head!

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  30. I LOVE your fabric choices! This is on my list of things to make.

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  31. This looks beautiful! I saw the pattern for the social tote at my local quilt shop, but didn't get it. :( I would like to make one now, I think it would be handy for the little monsters I like to make, and for when I start making some of the other applique quilt blocks that have on my list of projects.

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  32. This is sewing perfection!

    Hillary

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  33. I'm with you! My brain hurts - but I finally got it done. I will have to make it again, I worked out a lot of kinks with this first attempt. But I like my Social Tote. Yours is lovely!

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