Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wave Totebag

On Thursday of last week, I took the class for making a wave bag or totebag.  As noted in an earlier post, I left my homework until the last day and it took quite a bit of time but I did finally get most of it done.  I really do like the bag, shown above not finished yet, but I must say it was not a very relaxing project to make.   With all the bias binding, there is a lot of hand sewing.  The top of the bag was just handsewn in the sections that needed to be seamed together.  Should not take too long to finish that part.  This morning I put the bottom in the bag and that was a wrestling match.  It's in and the bias is sewn around and now needs to be handstitched down.  The handles will be a breeze.  I also have in mind to make some yoyo flowers or other fabric 3d flowers and leaves with maybe some covered buttons for centers to spice this up.  The great thing about this pattern is that there are four nice big pockets formed when you put the two identical bags one inside the other and stitch down the middle of the front and also the back.  Lots of room.  I have been  athinkin' about how to do away with the bottom hassle and figure that by making it four or five inches longer and then doing the sewing across the ends bit to make a flat bottom it would be so much easier.  I probably will give that a try since this looks like it might make a good totebag for a new mommy maybe in some Dr. Seuss fabric!  What do you think?  (Click to enlarge)

6 comments:

Jewels said...

This is lovely Carol - even with all the "challenges" - hope you had fun at the class! Jewels

Leslie said...

Very nice and it would be a great bag for mom and baby. I am sure you could do away with some of the harder steps and the bag would be just as great. Still with my cough and cold but getting better each day. This was a big one and I do hope you stay free from it. I am working on my applique boarders for the tile quilt so there is an end in sight for this quilt. Oh boy it was a ton of work, can't say I would every make another.

Quilting Queen said...

I like it..and I like your colour choices.

Laurie in Maine said...

I did a search for your wave bag pattern (some very strange & unrelated things came up in the google search :) Is this a pattern your class teacher published?

Chartreuse Moose said...

What a fun project! Love the colors! I've so missed following your blog...and am trying to catch up on life! Hugs and happy stitching!

Karen said...

Lovely Carol and so Spring like!!