Friday, March 17, 2017

drawstring tote bag


Hello, happy Friday to you all!

I had grand plans for this week. I was going to be productive and totally on top of my game! And then my son came down with the flu, which then turned into a pneumonia, which of course meant all my plans went out the window and my productivity dropped to almost zero :(

I did, however, do a bit of sanity saving sewing while he took a nap the other day and made myself this chunky drawstring tote bag.  


I've had this Cloud 9 barkcloth in my stash for quite some time and it felt wonderful to finally turn it into something useful. I love how sturdy this fabric is, perfect choice for a tote bag, I think :)


I wanted this to be a quick make, so I used cotton canvas for the lining (no need to use interfacing this way) and added a large slip pocket on the inside.


And, I added a leather tag to the front of the tote. I know I said it before, but I really love adding leather and rivets to my bags and pouches these days.

I love how this tote turned out, it will make a great new home for my on the go knitting project.



And then yesterday I made a patchwork version of the same tote bag. It's fun to see the same pattern interpreted in different ways, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by friends. Wishing you all a creative and restful weekend.

Svetlana

Linking up to Finish it up Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.



13 comments:

  1. I really love the patchwork version and happy weekends to you too

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  2. Children have an unerring ability to scupper the best laid plans Svetlana, don't they? I love both your bags, the barkcloth version is particularly stylish though.

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  3. Love both you bags. The leather handles are great!

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  4. Wonderful bag! I would like to,see what it looks like with the drawstrings pulled....

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  5. Oh they're gorgeous, and the leather makes them look really polished - beautiful :)

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  6. Those bags look amazing! The pocket in the first one is the perfect size! I don't like tons of pockets in my bags because it seems to make things harder for me to find. But you know I keep that green mouse pouch in my bag to this day...it always has my chapstick and lipstick in it! I hope Ryan is feeling better!!!!!!

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  7. Is there a pattern for this one? I'm curious how you did the handles... they just seem to disappear into the bag lol

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  8. Great bags!! Are they the same size? The patchwork one looks smaller maybe? Love the light leather handles!

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  9. I really love these! The drawstring makes them the perfect craft bag. I hope your son is feeling better!

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  10. Your bags are great! I especially like the patchwork one. Hopefully your guy is feeling better.

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  11. They're both beautiful - and the patchwork composition is just perfection.

    Hope that your son is feeling better -- what a thing to get! Poor guy!

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  12. Super design of bag- would love the pattern if it is available? Also, how could I view the patchwork version as others seem to have done? I follow your blog avidly, love your designs and style.

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  13. A pattern would be great! Need help with the drawstring.

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