Abbe's Tote Exterior Fabric

You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes

In 2010, Other Projects by S Adams

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My dear friend Abbe is a shoe person.  I ran across this delightful fabric while shopping for another project, and decided to make something for Abbe with it.

I already had other quilt projects in various states, but I thought I could slip in something that might take a weekend or so.  On the same shopping trip I ran across a pattern called Eco Chic Shopping Tote which seemed to fit the bill perfectly.  Well almost perfectly.  I wanted a border around the top, and I wanted the bag to stand up on its own.  Why follow a pattern when you can change it?

It was my first time working with fusible interfacing (or any other kind of interfacing for that matter), so I once again turned to Jackie for help.  The tote bag didn’t really take very long, and of course there were a number of learning experiences.

  1. I prefer working with things that lay flat.  I had a hard time wrapping my head around how the pieces would come together and how all the seams would still be hidden.  Thank goodness it was just a tote!
  2. I’m not a huge fan of interfacing.  I can see how it would be helpful (a necessity for my little project), but it was awkward to handle for a newbie.  Perhaps I should have just followed the pattern?  Nah…

I liked the finished product, but I must not have like the process very much.  It has not been repeated. 🙂

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The Project Details…

Pieced By: Me
Piecing Done: December 2010
Quilted By: N/A
Quilting Done: N/A
Pattern: Eco Chic Tote Bag by Jan West
Fabric Line: Makower Boutique
Size: ~15″ wide x 5 1/2″ deep x 18″ tall
For: Abbe
Occasion: Christmas 2010