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Travel Tote: Bunny Chasing the Carrot

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Whimsical, Cute, Casual
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What materials did you use? Gold/Black Upholstery Fabric Exterior and Carrying Straps, Printed Cotton Lining and center ties, Bunny and Carrot Free Standing Lace - Machine Embroidery Designs.

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What are you most proud of? The center ties are an important part of the function of the 18-1/2" wide, 14" tall travel tote. Is it easily over-stuffed with clothes and kept secure sinching it closed with centered ties made from the same printed cotton liner fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? My tip is to "stay sharp." Upholstery fabric is thick and sturdy. I always use a new needle for hassle-free, flawless sewing when constructing bags and totes made from upholstery fabric. There's nothing more frustrating than picking out stitches that went wrong. Use a new needle and you'll be smiling and sewing all day long.

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Very Nice, Love the fabric you used. Did you line it? What size needle do you preferfor upholstery fabric.

08/22/2012 Flag

Hello CFin. To answer your question . . I used microtex needles . . . very sharp. I use size 90-14. Sometmes I use demin jean needles (actual description on the plastic needle package). You also asked about lining for this tote. Yes I lined the travel tote with the same print fabric as the center ties. Other thoughts: I don't usually put pockets on the inside of the travel totes--just on the outside of the bags. I find when stuffing clothing into the bag--the pockets seem to be in the way. I actually use my travel totes for traveling and they are wonderful!

08/23/2012 Flag

This tote is very eye-catching. Love the colors, love the texture the pattern creates.

09/05/2012 Flag