Look what I’ve been making, yall! ❤️✂️
Jessica Swift has been hosting a Summer Tote Challenge with her new collection called Sirena for Art Gallery Fabrics, and I was super lucky to be chosen by Jessica to get involved! Check her out, she's got some awesome talent!
Woo Hoo!! I'm so excited, it's finally my turn to share my tote bag, and my little bonus zipper bag! This fabric is so pretty and fun, you need it for your stash!! 😍
I used the Indigo Tote Pattern designed by friends at It's Sew Emma, if you wanna make one too, the FREE pattern and full fabric collection are available at The Fat Quarter Shop.
Sometimes the selvage on the fabric is totally fabulous and must be included in the project, so I included it on the exterior pocket, and I love it!!
There is a fun little hidden message here in this picture...
The spiky plant down on the bottom right, is a pineapple plant!!! I love to water-root starts after we eat the pineapple from the store. Sometimes they even grow a new baby pineapple, if you are lucky!!
Oh yeah, if you'd like one of the fabulously adorable Mermaid Pins that's shown here in this picture, you can hop on over and get you one here!
You can also check out several other talented makers that participated in this sewing challenge on Instagram by searching these hashtags.... #sirenafabrics #jessicaswift #mysummertote
Here are a few pictures during the making of my bag. I used Pellon Naked Flex-Foam for the body of the bag, and I really liked how it turned out. It gave the bag good body without being too stiff, plus it was easy to work with!
**Bonus zipper bag: I used leftover strip pieces to make a 7x9 front and back with cotton batting, and two 7x9 pieces for the liner pieces, along with a 10 inch zipper. These are fast and easy little bags that I make all the time! Feel free to comment if you have questions or comments, I am happy to help! ❤️✂️
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope to see you again soon!
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Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!