width='0'/> B.jane brewing: Spring tote show and GIVEAWAY

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring tote show and GIVEAWAY


WELCOME
Thank you for coming !
Today's show will be mostly
Semi-handmade.
(Sewing with short cuts or sewing the simple way)
but

Don't worry!...nobody will EVER know.
:)

Pre-made canvas totes found at any craft store will be today's main ingredient.

First up..
THE
"Lazy jane tote"





I used 3/4 yard of fabric and don't forget your interfacing like I did :(
I also cut the existing handles off and added longer/thicker handles to all of the totes.







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NEXT up..



the "Mom and Tot" tote

(perfect for trips to the ZOO.)

Yep..i used TWO totes creating one side for Mom and One side for baby.

("SEW"... YOU can now carry ONE bag!)

:)



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I used 3/4 yard fabric and interfacing


6. SEW the 2 bags together

7. Turn the fabric inside out and place the pre-made canvas totes inside.

8. sew the top around the edge of the pre-made connected canvas totes.







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Last..


is this {SHABBY sheek} ruffled tote.
Some of you might remember the
(with the braided handles)
This is super easy and "sew" NOT fussy!
OK... maybe a little SASSY!





I used 3/4 yard of fabric




1. Fold over the fabric and sew along the 2 edges.
2. Cut 5in. width strips(they will then become tubes)
3. Pinch and pin your fabric strips across the bag.
(I use 4 strips/loops of fabric in all and another piece of fabric for the top band.)
4.Match the seam of strip to the side seam of bag and start sewing
( I draw lines across to speed things up)
and
Remember this is {Shabby sheek}..."sew" don't worry too much about perfection!

:)



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NOW..

Let's Brighten things up a bit!

ready?


Here is a fun little giveaway.



Lime green Heather Bailey fabric









and...


for those who want to use it for a baby tote..
I will throw in
one of these:


a matching Diaper-Scrunchie.
(which I hope to add to the shop soon.)
:)

Here is how YOU can win.
I thought it would be fun to think of a NAME for these ruffled totes.
(under the comments)
A. Sassy scrap bags
B. Southern skirt purse
C. Texas tattered tote
D. shabby bags
or suggest a name.
or become a follower of this blog.
OR..get DOUBLE points by posting about this spring tote show on
your blog.
(feel free to copy paste the top picture into your blog too) :)
I will post the winner MONDAY!

oh..
and don't forget to send me pictures of your Semi-handmade totes!
Maybe we can have a link up party next week.

until then..I'm doing NOTHING!

:)


Possibilities are endless!
B.jane

4 comments:

Molly said...

I like the name sassy scrap bags! Your bags are beautiful!!
~Molly P

Fun-n-Sheek said...

You have out done yourself! These are super cute! Love them : )

Julie M. Jackson said...

I like B.Jane's Bags or Bags by B.Jane. ;o) I have put it on my blog too!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

What great color combos... what about 'the ruffliesta' or 'the petticoat bag'.