Dolly's Tinker Tote

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I finished it and it looks pretty good. Made a bag for my tablet too. What advice would you give someone starting this project? DO NOT cut out your bag sections until AFTER you have everything sewed on. Cutting after the qayg is the only way to get it all accurate and the same size. Ask me how I know...... ha ha

What you will need

  • Batting
  • cotton fabric scraps
  • pellon etc

Q&A with dollycaswell

Tara Rebman asked:
It looks fabulous! I'm impressed with your stick-to-it-iveness with so many hurdles! Great job!
dollycaswell answered:
Tara, I have to tell you, when friends see my bag they just love it, and ALWAYS comment on the exposed binding. I know that is what caught my eye in your pics. I lovr carrying it!
Melinda Kitty asked:
Love this
dollycaswell answered:
dencopela1297312 asked:
Great bag...I have the same paisley fabric that you used under the flap. It is one of my favorite fabrics that I used for a border of a quilt. What a terrific idea to put it in a bag. Mercy, you have a fabulous stash....(said with wonderment). Your binding looks great. I knew my binding would not be wonderful if I sewed it down by machine on the inside (but I really enjoy handwork).
dollycaswell answered:
I love fabric (obviously) and laugh when I say "it's my drug of choice!" That is only a small area of my sewing room.
jroberts3320951 asked:
Very nice bag.
dollycaswell answered:
Thanks, Tara is a great teacher!
Imnotsewvanilla asked:
BRAVO!! I love this the colours, the shape everything is great. Thanks for the tips on the binding... but Im not clear... please clarify.. Did you sew the binding to the outside and then turn in? where was glue used?
dollycaswell answered:
Yes, I sewed b