My Sunday Best

Here is my latest project and of course it is a tote bag :>)  This pattern is for sale on my Etsy store (click HERE to take you directly there).

  Normally I don’t sell any embroidery designs that I use on my samples, but I am trying something new this time.  This pattern includes the embroidery designs shown on the tote bag as a BONUS with the purchase of my pattern.  The designs will be sent with the pattern in JEF, PES, HUS and EXP formats.  Both designs (an applique cross for the lining) require at least a 5″x 7″ hoop to stitch them.  The cross can be completed in one hooping, using the 5″ x 7″  hoop, but the scripture will require two hoopings if using a 5″ x 7″  hoop.  The scripture does fit in a single hooping for a 7″ x 11″ or larger hoop.  

The tote bag is ZIPPER FREE so it is a very quick project (even for a beginner).  You could make plenty of these tote bags to give to the people on your Christmas list that you have no idea what to get for them.  Or you can even make these and sell them at craft shows (that season is coming up quickly you know).  The bag is so unique that it is sure to attract lots of attention to your booth.

The bag measures 12 1/2″tall x 14″ wide x 5″ deep, making it the perfect size to hold your necessities any day of the week.  

Maxi Bag by Ellie Mae Designs

Coming from the 80’s generation, I’m calling this bag, Purple Rain.

It is made from a gorgeous purple, teal and green cotton fabric that I bought at Joann’s a few years ago and I wish now I had bought about 10 yards of it.  The polka dot fabric adds just the right touch to make the teal/aqua color pop.

I used the 1″ scalloped ruler maker from QuickPointsRuler.com (such a neat tool) and then of course I had to add rick rack somewhere, so I nestled it between the scallops and the outside rim of the bag.  I also added two different colors of rick rack under the pocket flap.

This is a darling pattern but I made a few changes.  I chose Soft and Stable for the outside stabilizer and Pellon’s Decor Bond on the lining.  I also added a zippered pocket and some embroidery from Hatched In Africa on the inside.  I changed the position of the handles and used soft and stable to give them body and make them “stand up” on their own.

This is the cover for the Ellie Mae Maxi Bag pattern and the link to purchase it http://kwiksew.mccall.com/ellie-mae-pages-3369.php

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