Apr 8, 2019

Boxy Tote

My friend Nedra and I decided to make 
the Boxy Tote by Penny Sturges.
I have a featherweight which will fit perfectly, and Nedra always wanted to make the Boxy tote.
The bag is great for carrying just about anything!
We took a very scenic drive to Payson, Arizona to visit 
the Copper Needle quilt shop.
We spent a long time (hours!) choosing the fabric 
we wanted for our totes.
We both decided on some Art Gallery fabric,
 and met the owner of the quilt shop, Gina!

Nedra is a modern quilt gal, I absolutely love the fabric she chose!
The white fabric is called "Hand Symbol".
I'm not sure what the names of her other fabrics are....
I think her color choices are perfect!!!

My Art Gallery fabric is called Modern Woodland Owls.
The pink is Vanessa Christenson's Ombre Confetti.
The yellow is Lighthearted by Ayumi Mills for Kokka fabrics.

Nedra gifted me with these cute metal adornments 
which really add a lot to the bag :)

I tried to make the machine quilting contrasting and interesting.

I used a yellow Spirit Animal Tula Pink print for the lining.
I wish I had used Vanessa's confetti for the side pockets too.

I have my eyes on you, lol!

My Singer Featherweight sewing machine 
fits in this boxy tote perfectly!
Too bad I don't have a photo to show you!!!

One shopping trip + two sew days + a lot of eating + tons of talking and laughing = two boxy totes and two happy girls!!!

Given a second chance, I would be able to sew the bag much quicker.
We had to read and reread the instructions, and it was a little confusion as to which fabric we had to use where...
I'm travelling to sew days in style now!

This is what the pattern looks like, just google it :)

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