Tuesday, April 5, 2011

::new tote bag::

I took my third sewing class at the end of March.  The teacher that taught this class is nothing short of amazing!  I had the opportunity to take my first class under her, as well.  She is patient, organized, and super-duper talented.

I know, I know, I know there are tons of small businesses in the handmade world that make tote bags.  I understand that.  However, as I work to target my local community, I want to add tote bags to my shop.

My absolute favorite type of fabric to work with is home decor fabric.  I love the weight and feel of it.  It's great to sew with and makes the product sturdy.

The outside fabric of this bag is home decor fabric and the inside is a cute patterned cotton fabric, probably a quilting weight.

And, the bag stands up on its own!! Making this tote bag in the sewing class blew me away.  It was of a much better quality and design than I had anticipated sewing. 

I hope to offer these bags soon.  Hopefully, the sales associate for this particular fabric company that I have been trying to get in touch with will either return my call or email me back. [cross my fingers!!!]

I love taking this bag to work.  Here are a few things I typically carry with me on a daily basis:  my Indie Biz notebook, lotion, wet wipes, a snack, and tissues.  Waaaaaay exciting!!  :)

Have a fabulous Tuesday, everyone!  I am checking things off my to-do list like nobody's business.  It feels so good to have a productive day + it is sunshining outside.  BONUS!!!


Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

I love those fabrics! Very cute!
People always look at me weird when I pull out wet wipes!! lol Glad to know I'm not the only one who carries them!!

-Many Smiles!

Emily said...

Oh it looks so nice! Want one :)


Kali said...

Ohhh...I like it!

Anonymous said...

I want one!! Seriously, let me know when you will make them available...

Maggie said...

SO cute!!

Erika said...

These are SO cute! I stopped by from Faith Blogs, and I'm so glad I clicked over! Love the design of your blog and have really enjoyed looking around. I'm your newest follower...looking forward to reading more!

Alyssa H. said...

Wow! That is a REALLY cute bag! And I love that you made it nice and sturdy. Going to school I love to use totebags for my music and stuff but they certainly go through some wear. Can't wait till you make these available! :-D

Heather said...

So the talent never ends here apparently :)
I'm loving this, Rebecca! I love your more recent one too. Checking out the shop now.

Happy Easter!

Alyssa H said...

Rebecca! Maggie and Kali bought me this bag for my birthday! (duh you already know that. haha) and I LOVE it! It is SUCH a cute bag and perfect for what I needed. Superb work. :-)