Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a simple 'fall' tote

Remember this top?....

Lately, especially, I've been looking to use up some of the fabrics I already have on hand. I had some of this great charcoal-colored wool left, which I knew would be just right for a bag I saw in "Zakka Sewing".

This is my version...

...not exactly the same as in the book ~ I used some heavy cotton webbing I had for a single strap handle. The cream-colored felt was from my scrap bin as well {try not to notice that the crosses are starting to pill a little}.
I saw quite a few projects in Zakka Sewing for which I would love to make time...you can see a gallery of some of them here. *Edited to fix link ~ sorry!

17 comments:

  1. love it! it looks great, I love the grey and cream together.
    well done :)

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  2. cute top.. but cute tote, too! Your blog is so inspiring to me!

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  3. Nice bag. Don't you love projects from leftovers?

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  4. Wow, what a great idea. To use old clothing to make something brand new. Gotta remember that one!!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  5. I love, love, that tote. Beautiful work! :)

    Teresa

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  6. Thanks for posting a photo of your tote from Zakka Sewing. It looks great. In case Chika and Terry, the authors, haven't already seen this post, I'll forward the link to them. I know they'll be so pleased.

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  7. It is gorgeous! I have a thing for cool bags - and this one is really beautiful!

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  8. Just beautiful. Great reuse xoxoxoxox Clarice

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  9. Sorry ladies if I have been confusing ~ I didn't cut up the top {I love it too much to do that}; I just used some of the leftover wool fabric to make the bag...Deb

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  10. Love the tote and the top!

    Blessings

    Linda

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  11. Very cool bag! I've been giving away fabric left and right. I need to sew up some too for self and daughter. I have an entire pattern cabinet full of fabric, not to mention the plastic tubs in the attic!

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  12. I love the gray. It is beautiful.

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  13. Oh wow. I love the simplicity of the design, which works so well in grey and white.

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  14. You do beautiful work!

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  15. Love both the top and the tote...the cream and gray are FAB together. You did such an awesome job. I may have to check into getting that book!

    I'm always inspired when I come to your site...I'm in the sewing creating mood right now...but alas...cleaning house and de-cluttering to sell is looming larger right now! Hmph...seems I never have enough time to create and be FREE from all the other intrusions!

    Blessings....
    Teresa

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  16. Oh! I absolutely love it! It looks fantastic!!! You are so talented!
    Hey...I wanted to let you know, I tried your waffle weave knitting pattern for dish cloths! I posted a pic on my blog on today's entry if you want to see! I just LOVE that pattern! :) Thanks so much!

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  17. Hello, The bag turned out beautifully. Love those neck cozies too. Keep warm.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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