Monday, July 12, 2010

Red, White and Blue Tote

Red, White and Blue Tote

After the massacre of the pants, in this case overalls, I am left with the pieces to puzzle back together. This is the fun part!

Nani, @VictoriousVixen, has been trying to get me to some freemotion for a while now. So, I put on my big girl pants and showed that new sewing machine that's been intimidating me who's boss! You know what... that new machine rocks! It is so much better than the one I had. 

In case you don't know the "new" machine is actually my grandmother's 10 year-old machine. She bought top of the line. Lucky me!!!

The Red White and Blue Tote is the latest of my messenger totes to raise money for the clean up and rescue efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. 50% of the proceeds went to @NWF.

I love the big back pocket on this bag, the benefit of upcycling overalls! I also put two pockets inside instead of just one like the other bags have. The main stitching is navy blue and almost invisible. The lining is a red, white and blue flower pattern leftover form some little girls dresses I made last year. 
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  1. I'm so proud of you and your free motion skills girlie! Keep practicing & keep on quilting! =)

  2. Totally cute bag. Loving the fourth of July theme.


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