Shopper's Fancy Tote - Breast Cancer

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I was able to not only make the zippered pocket (interior) but that I was able to fix a mistake I made! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure to cut very accurate pieces and seams. Also, be sure to have a VERY STRONG machine needle as you'll need it!

What you will need

  • Pre-quilted breast cancer fabric (body)
  • breast cancer themed fabric (pockets)
  • inspirational breast cancer "words" fabric (pink)

Q&A with JulieKSU91

KnitJulie asked:
Julie - Could you tell me the finished size of the bag? It looks deep, so I am real interested in that measurement as well as the width. How deep would you make the pockets? You did a nice job on this bag. Very pretty. Thanks, Julie
JulieKSU91 answered:
The bag is 17" high, 15" wide, and the outer pockets are 10" high. The bag "inside" is 5-7" so it holds a lot. I would probably make the outer pockets 1-2" shorter so it's easier to reach in to the bottom of them. The inside, zippered pocket is 7.5 x 8.5", so it's nice, too. It could be made larger, or another one added on the other side.
grammacandy asked:
Love your fabric choices! I was debating on purchasing this pattern & your tote has convinced me. Thanks for sharing!
JulieKSU91 answered:
Have you made this yet?
Karenlewi764848 asked:
I just love this bag. It is awesome. Love that you made it for breast cancer as I am a survivor.
JulieKSU91 answered:
I am a 5+ year survivor myself and this was a selfish sewing project for me! :-)
CrystalD28259111 asked:
I dont have a sewing machine???? Can this project be done by hand????
JulieKSU91 answered:
No, you will definitely need a machine, and one with strong needles like a denim/microtex one.
cskitwo216756 asked:
can you post an inside picture?
JulieKSU91 answered:
My "middle/second" photo is of the inside. It shows the contrasting pocket with zipper. Do you want to see something else? The other side of the interior is "blank" - no pocket. Next time I will add a slip pocket to that side, though.

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