Sunday, June 10, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Tote Bag

Hello! First of all I want to let you all know how much I appreciate your visits and comments. I am sorry if you don't get a response from me. Google and their changes are driving me crazy. All of a sudden I am not getting any comments forwarded to my e-mail to allow me to respond to your comments. 
Anywho, today is the beginning of the Where Flowers Bloom blog hop. It's all about flowers from piecing to appliqué, this is the hop to see them all. Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks is our lovely host. I couldn't decide what type of project to make for this hop so I decided that it was easier to use up materials I already have.

I recently taught a reversible napkin class which by the way I am trying to get a quick tutorial up for you. I have a lot of these beautiful vintage floral pieces already cut so I decided to make a bag of some sort. I did not want a lot of scraps left so I used 18x18 pieces to make the bag. I created the bottom leather template and used the leather handles to give it a nice accent and repeal dirt.


This bag is really nice and room but not super huge for me to carry around. It has a lot of pockets to keep things organized. I also made a pocket to hold a pen since I am always a pen short when I need one. I think they just like to disappear from my bags ;D


Here's a pic of the inside of the bag. It has six large pockets and a small one to fit a pen. I LOVE how sturdy this bag is. I also attached a zipper closure that goes all the way around the opening. I figured out an easier way to include the zipper closure and this made me really happy. Thanks for reading my blog and visiting! Enjoy the rest of the hop. I have included the links and dates for all the participants below.



Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Schedule






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36 comments:

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful, love the fabrics 💕

tubakk said...

So fun to have a new bag for the summer holiday. Super sweet.

Martina said...

A wonderful and lovely bag! The addition of leather is a perfect match.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a charming bag, thanks for sharing!

edith csokmay said...

Lovely bag.

Carla said...

WOW, Kim, this bag is awesome. Such a great project for flowers. Thank you for joining in on Where Flowers Bloom. I'm curious about the napkins too. I'll be watching for that.

Danette Stankovich said...

This bag turned out beautiful! Enjoy your new bag!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful bag! The leather gives it a very professional look ... :) Pat

Anthea said...

What a great bag Kim... beautiful fabrics & I love the use of the leather for durability & keeping it clean. You clever girl!
x

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Fun bag!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I like this bag very much. WOW

LJ said...

Love your large roomy and flowery bag - so happy looking. You should share how you added your top zipper. I have done that but I'm always looking for new and better ways.

Jeanna said...

Wow, Kim. This is a beautiful bag. I really like the combination of the leather and floral print fabric. The inside is smartly designed as well.

Carol S. said...

Such a classy looking flower bag with the leather added...love it!

Calicojoan said...

Great summer bag and I do love the leather bottom. Anything that can repel a little dirt is right up my ally! LOL!!!

Susan said...

Nice! Love that red fabric!

Louise said...

What a great bag! The fabrics are so summery and cheerful, and the leather really steps it up a notch. It looks professional :)
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Charlene McCain said...

Great bag! I love that the leather handles and bottom will make for a sturdy bag. I tend to overload my bags and they rip. Do you use a special machine needle for sewing the leather?

Marian said...

What a great bag, I love it, the leather really gives it that pro looking touch. The inside is just how I like it also, lots of pockets and a closure to boot. Great pattern. Looking forward to the tutorial.

anna brown said...

Great tote I too love making totes....I pick up the handles at yard sales and thrift shops... You can get alot out of an old purse, beauty rings,magnet hooks,and handles.... .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

Your bag is great, I really like the zipper idea and a pocket for a pen is a must. Mine are always somewhere in the bottom. The leather bottom and straps make it stand out, that is something I have not tried. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

I love your bag! It is gorgeous! I am having the same problem with google. Do you know how to correct it!

ShirleyC said...

Your bag is so pretty and looks so professional!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I am a bag lady too and love making bags. That looks like a nice one!

Seacoast Quilter said...

Love the leather accents - very nice!

allthingzsewn said...

Very nice, like the fact it will take a little wear and tare with that leather bottom.

Kathy E. said...

Perfect tote bag for summer activities and shopping! The extra pockets are a necessity for me as I hate having everything sink to the bottom. The red floral is bright and so cheerful!

tink's mom said...

Your bag is wonderful. I love the detail both inside and out. Pen pocket is a great idea. Don't worry about trying to get back to me, I'm fighting the same google issues.

Susan said...

What a great bag! I like the addition of the leather to that red floral. It's a perfect marriage of style. Great to include a special pen pocket, too.

Carol said...

Love this bag!! You did a great job--lots of pockets, zipper, what else could a woman want? Thanks for sharing!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

wow, that is a gorgeous bag! I love the fabric you used.. xx

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

This is an awesome bag! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

What a great bag! Thanks for sharing.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very cute bag and perfect to sport some flowers for this hop.

Karen's Korner said...

Great bag....you can never have enough pockets in a bag.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful bag and how neat that the bottom is leather!