I have purchased at least 12 Craftsy classes, and watched bits-and-pieces from most of them. Recently, I bought Tara's class: Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags, and really liked the look of the main project, the Tinker Tote. It also helped when I saw Rita's recently completed totes on Instagram and her blog - so nice!
So in between other things, I've been watching the class and piecing my tote. Here's an early pic of one of the tote panels:
The QAYG method is very simple, and Tara's instruction in the class is straight-forward and easy to understand - she is a natural teacher!
Be warned though - you may end up with a sewing room floor that looks like this after you raid the stash:
I also put together a lined drawstring bag for the MQG bag swap, which is due August 31st....so I'm not late thank goodness! But it's funny about a swap - if you receive yours in the mail before you've had a chance to make and send your item...you start to feel guilty. Even if the deadline hasn't passed, LOL. At least I do! This is why I limit my participation in swaps...does a mom really need any more irrational guilt in her life?
Luckily this is a 1-time swap, and the bag is easy to make. I've already made a few as knitting bags, so I knew I could knock this one out for a partner in about an hour. We had to put together "style/color collages" to give our partner a sense of our likes in fabric choices. My partner loves flowers, so it was an easy pick as I have some nice florals on hand. I used some Dear Stella fabric for her bag.
Hope she likes it! Now just to remember to swing by the post office and actually get it mailed out by 8/31...it's been sitting on my passenger seat for 5 days now. Anyone else do that, LOL?
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