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20 minute tote {a gift}

Did I seriously just add “sewing” as a category?!  What has my life come to? ;)

Fo’ realz though … I have been sewing and rather been enjoying it too!  Even though I did sew one of these bags together, only to realize my machine had come unthreaded!  Humpf!


I’m in full-on teacher gift mode … probably going overboard, but kinda lovin’ what I’m pulling together!

So yeah … are you in love with these totes?!  I made 8 in total {the teen got one out of me, and I also made one with this fabric for a photog friend of mine} and it seriously only took me about 2.5 hours.  Not bad for a novice.  And if you think otherwise, I beg you not to share with me.  :)

I found the 20 minute tote tutorial on purl bee and decided to give it a go.  SO glad I did!  Pretty sure I’ll be making a few more of these in my future …

And for the most awesomest fabric ever, check out Hawthorne Threads … they’ve got it all!  Yeah … kinda diggin’ my new hobby a bit … ;)

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7 Responses to “20 minute tote {a gift}”

  1. Heather says:

    love the fabrics and the bags!! and by my count 8 bags in 2.5 hours is way good!! there are so many cute sewing tutorials out there…i can see why you are hooked!! good work!

  2. Stacey says:

    I could see a Modsquad bag in the future….

  3. carina says:

    they turned out super cute! i’ve always wanted to hone my seamstress skills. you’re inspiring me to pull out my granny’s singer sewing machine from the closet. :)

  4. Sue says:

    wow, so talented you are!!!

  5. DARLING! What a lovely gift. I’m convinced you can DO IT ALL!!! :) :) Someday I’d love to learn how to sew. The 20 minute tote would take me 20 days… no joking.

  6. Cathy says:

    What a beautiful gift! Love those adorable fabrics..and the cutie pie modeling them for you. :) I’m totally impressed!!

  7. Krysta says:

    …and I love LOVE mine. I have to tell you…yesterday I had to pack extra clothes for Mikey and a few of his books for after his preschool graduation. I put them in my camera tote and left it in the car. After his program, as he was getting in the car he spotted the bag. He picked it up with a smile on his face and said, “Ooohh boy. I know you love dis (this) because it has cameras on it!” :)
    Dear Boy. ..and I do! Thank you thank you again!! xoxo

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