Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy Pleated Tote



Hi Friends!

I'm so excited that today, Jennifer over at Tatertots and Jell-o is hosting a Sweet Floweret giveaway!  If you have a second, check it out tonight-she's posting at 7pm or so ;)!  If you're visiting from TT&J, welcome!  Love having you here.

This post is going to be short but sweet.  First week of school and it's been a doozy!

 Had to add this pic of my oldest.  I think he's the cutest thing in this picture!  So excited to start school and make new friends.  My second starts next week ;)

Last week, a friend of mine requested that I make a diaper bag.  I've never made a "diaper bag" per se.  My opinion is, any big bag can be a diaper bag (right?).  I've made a bunch of bags before  and you know my love affair with pleats and totes, but I wanted to try something new.  SO I went on google images, typed in "big tote tutorial" and stumbled across this one.  Found it over at artsy-crafty babe (Rebeka Lampert's) site.  She has loads of other patterns for sale too.
The Pleated Tote is one of two free downloads...
Simple, cute and fun.
Great for a beginner and doesn't require any hardware!  I like that ;)  I love how it turned out.



She said she wanted funky.  I think this is funky... don't you?



I added lots of pockets to the inside for all those diapery things.
Well, have a great Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!



19 comments:

  1. He's so scholastic and mature, Tina. Love it!

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  2. love the bag! hope your son is enjoying school...such a cutie!

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  3. I LOVE that bag! I know its a diaper bag, but you should make mom bags too! Your son is cute - my 2 guys start school next week. Coming from vb - nice to meet you. Will check in to TT&J tonight - I usually do her link up. Oh, do you make any decor items for kids rooms? If so please let me know and I'll get it on my blog!

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  4. LOVE this bag!!! The fabric is so pretty. You did a great job :) And you lil man is too cute too!

    I am having a new linky party at my place that is all about DIY fashion. This would be a great project to link up and show off at DIY Diva Thursdays!

    Hope to see you there ;)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  5. Love that big tote! And love all the pockets you added!

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  6. Found you on TT&J. I love your projects!!! I'm definitely going to stick around and check more out!! I'm your newest follower!

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  7. This ia adorable! The pleats put it over the edge! :)

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  8. stopping by from tt&j. love your cute rings.
    hgrossman@cableone.net

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  9. Hard to believe that it's school time again. I love the bag. I came over from TT&J.

    Ruth

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  10. I love that tote bag! The fabrics are to die for!

    -Janelle
    homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

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  11. visiting from tt&j. I love the bag.

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  12. TT&J sent me over for the giveaway.. I really like the Oilcloth Essentials Pouch . I'm a new follower also...
    Sandy

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  13. Found you from TT&J for the giveaway. The oilcloth pouch in black floral swirl is just my style. Beautiful things. Thanks.

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  14. Just hopping over from TT&J! The to is great and I LOVE the scripture pillows and fobs! Wonderful!!
    HUGS~
    Jenni

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! Cute bag!

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  16. Very cute :) And isn't it nice when they're back in school? Of course, I'm a teacher, so I'm back in school, too...LOL

    Found you through the vB GFC hop

    Jenny
    Full Cart Full Wallet

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  17. Stopping by fro TT&J and I love the things your selling on etsy! Love the rings...:-)

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