9/5/13

F.O.: Tinker Tote

I recently made the Tinker Tote, based on the pattern and Craftsy class from Tara Rebman. The outer panels of the bag are created using the Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) method, and it was a lot of fun using my scraps. 



The "fiddliest" part of making this bag was adding the binding around the straps. Tara demonstrates this very well in lesson 7, and what I liked most about the class was all the little tips and tricks she offers to make the process as simple as possible.

 
In a lot of the samples I've seen of this bag, the makers used a fun print for the inner lining. I chose to use a solid color because I need to be able to find things easily. 



While I really like this bag, it is a bit larger than what I normally carry for an everyday hangbag/tote. If I make it again I think, like several others, I would reduce the pattern size by 20-25%. All-in-all though, it makes a great tote, and I really like the QAYG panels to add some visual interest, while expressing what I love to do to others!

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11 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics you picked and I spied some fussy cut pieces :D I'm working on my smaller one now. I'm going to add a keyfob loop for the inside and maybe some more pockets. Also might change the snaps and not do a flap.

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  2. wonderful tote, your fabric choices rock

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  3. Oh, I love your tote. I've made it twice so far, and I'm with you - I think it may be just a little too big. I think making it slightly smaller would make this bag totally rock!

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  4. I like the tote. I have not been at the Craftsy site for a while. I need to do some catch-up on a couple classes that I am taking there so I have been avoiding looking at any new classes. I think I will have to add the tote to my class wish list. I have so many Craftsy classes on my wish list. I will have to tell my family to just give me Craftsy gift cards for Christmas.

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  5. Just want to say I like your banner that you have.

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  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts. You were featured today!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  7. Fabulous tote! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime. Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  8. It turned out gorgeous, I love your fabric choice Tanesha!

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  9. What a great job you did on the tote. I also love the use of left over pieces of material. Great Idea.
    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-51-with-egg.html



    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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