Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Finny & Donk's Sewing Adeventure Aug/Sept

The project for August and September from the 'simple gifts to stitch' book was the cover project of the Tri-pocket Ticking Tote. I had always wanted to make it because of the attractive cover photo. What I did not realise was how large it would be. At about 17" tall and 13" wide it is one big tote bag. The cover shot showed the bag made in lovely pink and brown mattress ticking. I happen to have the first laundry bag my mother made me in a red and white ticking when I left home in from sixth grade many, many years ago. I had always intended to use that fabric for this project but it was way too small. Instead, I used some of the fabulous fabric I purchased at Vogue Fabrics in Chicago when I was there in July.

Here's how the bag came out - three pockets on the front of the bag as shown in the instructions:
Here is the back of the bag with one pocket just because I wanted to see if I could match up the other part of the print:
The fabric is a home dec weight canvas and is slightly stretchy. I think I need to add at least one set of red lips but I just can't figure out which face to deface. In any case, it turns out to be the right size to carry around my supplies for my position on the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild Executive Committee so it will get a lot of use.


Junie Moon said...

Your bag is awesome; I love the graphic design on it. I just bought ticking fabrics so I can get going on making mine this week.

FinnyKnits said...

That bag is SO sassy. I think it would be funny if the dude on the front was the one who got the red lips.