Today's topic: totes. I know. Real exciting, Tina. But hey, I love bags, and totes are cheap and easy and carry a lot of stuff.
A friend of mine requested a tote to carry all of her Bible study stuff in... The one that I made for her is pretty light-weight. Could probably be shoved in your purse if you were heading to the library or grocery store as a "green" bag ;)
The same friend wanted bags for her boys. At our church, when kids enter Kindergarten, they receive a new Bible and a mini-binder to keep their weekly devotionals in. They bring these each week to church. She asked for camo to make them more big-boyish for her Kindergarten and 2nd grader. I searched high and low for camo fabric. I found it online, but it cost more to ship than the fabric itself.
I remembered a tutorial that I had seen on making bags with old camo pants. I found a pair of my sons that had holes in the knees. I cut them up and pieced them together to make the bag below.
Just had to purchase some heavy weight cloth for the strap. SO cute. I mean, boyish.
Check out the great usable pockets!
I just finished the bag below today. I think that it's the cutest tote in the world. Ok. Well maybe in my house. It's made with upholstery fabric so it is SUPER heavy duty. I kept telling my sewing machine what a stud he was for sewing through the crazy thick layers. Brown houndstooth. A-dor-a-ble.
I'm actually selling this one, so if you like it and want it, let me know. Otherwise, it's going to our open house.
I have enough fabric to make a couple more.
Tons of fabric to use up for fall stuff. Gonna be busy.
SO fall is my FAVORITE time of year. One of the reasons for this is because I LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin recipes. I'm planning on doing a pumpkin recipe posting at the end of the week. If you have any that you adore, please send them along so that we can add them to the post (your name will be listed of course, and who knows? Maybe we'll give one lucky person a key fob?)! Email them to us at email@example.com by this Friday.