Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Stash Enhancement....

We went on a road trip too Woodstock for a doctor's appointment this morning. So, we, or should I say I, decided that the fabric shop Cherished Pieces, was on the way home. It involved a bit of a southwesterly course home, rather than just west, but we won't quibble over details like that. A few weeks ago I made myself a nice little purse/wallet, and I want a tote bag to go with it. While I was rooting around in my stash for something totally unrelated, I discovered that I had two more fat quarters of the fabric that I made the outside of the purse with. But, I didn't have anything else that would play nicely with them, in big enough amounts, to make the rest of the bag. So that was my mission today, to find fabrics to go with the outer fabric of the bag, which will be the same as the outer fabric of my purse. And success was had, along with some fun, too. The light print fabric at the top will be the inside lining of the tote. The charcoal Kona will be the outside bottom. And the pink will be the outer contrast pockets, as well as the inside pockets. I think I'll probably do the straps from the charcoal and the pink . The end intent is to have a couple of D rings on one side of the outside of the tote, so that I can use the clips that are holding on the strap of the purse, and clip the purse to the outside of the tote bag. I have this pictured in my head so well, and I'm really excited about doing this, so I'm going to be working on this for the rest of the afternoon.


  1. Oh how gorgeous that fabric is. I love fabrics and what can be done with them but I am not clever. I only buy and try to find someone who will create something for me. I am writing from my kitty's blog log-in...so don't be surprised if you see one if you go there.

  2. What stunning material. Going to be beautiful.

  3. Lovely bag. Great colour schemes. Have fun with it.
    I do enjoy reading your blog!
    Cheers from Oshawa, Ontario.

  4. Exciting combo...can't wait to see everything come together.


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