Friday, November 2, 2012

Friendship Bag

After making the Halloween pull up treats for my daughter to hand out at dance class, I decided to use some of my leftover fat quarters to make a bag to hold them that she could then give to her teacher. I found this cute friendship bag tutorial but wanted to make the bag bigger. So I used the tutorial and below the pictures I've listed the changes in size that I made. It held 11 pull up treats perfectly.


this one shows the inside and my designer (haha!) label.


I cut the strips-six for each side-2.5" x 6.75", the bottom 6.5" x 12.5", the lining 12.5" x 19" and the handles 2.5" x 17" (instead of following the tutorial I sewed the handles into tubes and turned them right side out). When I boxed the corners, I sewed just under 2" from each point. If I made it again I would do something to stabilize the handles better. They were pretty floppy. But she loved it anyway!

23 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

gale this is so awesome-- i so wish i could sew!! i love this-- do you have an etsy shop????

Lynn Murphy said...

that is so stinkin' adorable. and you made it!!! love the colors.

Staci said...

Fabulous bag! TFS.

jimlynn said...

Gale, this is a perfect tote bag!! You need to mass produce these and sell them - you even already have that designer label! Fantastic.
Lynn

Ange said...

That is adorable! What a fabulous gift!!

Tracy said...

Ohhh my this is a great little tote.
I have so many tote bag patterns and such, but haven't yet made them.
Great colours and I love your label :)

Fleursbydesign said...

I wish I could sew, this is beautiful :)

Lisa Dickinson said...

this is too cute! and what a great use for smaller fabric scraps!

Becky said...

Gale this is so cute and I LOVE your label! I agree with Mary Pat, wish I could sew too. You're so lucky.

Back Porch Stamper said...

This bag is so adorable!

Iola said...

Ilove it.
It's another one to my TO DO LIST.

Larissa said...

Such a cute bag! Great for little pieces of fabric. :)

Hugs,
Larissa

Dawn said...

Great bag! I got a sewing machine for my birthday last year. I need to start trying to make stuff!

Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love it!

Karen said...

Great idea. Your daughter would have loved carrying her goodies to dance class in this. It's a great little tote!

MiamiKel said...

I bet she did just love this to pieces- it's fantastic! The colors are so fun and whimsical and the bag is just precious - and believe it or not, my eye drew right in on that fabulous label before I read your post! LOVE!! x0x0

Jennifer Grace said...

Great bag, you are so talented! I love the green contrasting with the colours on the outside. x

Caryl W said...

Your tote looks great. I will make one using your larger size sometime..thanks for sharing and reminding me of this great tutorial!

Cheryl said...

Gayle, This is awesome! Fun colors too.

Jennifer Schmidt said...

That is just adorable, Gale! I love the color combo and even your label :) The teacher must've love it!

CathyRose said...

Love the bag, it is just adorable!
You make me want to sew again.

Cr8ive ME said...

What a darling bag. I love your private label.

Hugs,
Mary

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Marcy said...

Wow, you are so talented. Awesome bag! I wish I could sew. Your daughter's teacher will love it! :)

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