Tote Bag for my Sister-in Law

Project Description

What was your inspiration? I'm sending a box or two of baby things to my sweet sister-in-law for her soon-to-be newest grandchild, so I made this for her. Just because.

Q&A with K Lee 2Strings

Za Manaf asked:
this tote looks gorgeous...how did you make the self piping? It looks complicated though but gives the bag a professional look...:)
K Lee 2Strings answered:
I posted a response to you on the comment page.
Could you adopt me, pleaseeeeeeeeeeee? So, I will get a beautiful piece like this one, hehehe It is awesome, I love it,
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Oh, thank you! I'll start looking into the adoption process right away - always did want lots of daughters. :)
Tanya W. asked:
Oh this is gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Where did you get the pattern? I would love to try this one!....and yes, you can put me on your list to adopt too! LOL
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Hooray! More daughters! Thank you so muchI'm sorry I can't help you with the pattern. I don't use any patterns for my bags and purses - just squares and squares with curved corner. I should probably make one of these up as a pattern to put up on Craftsy.
Tanya W. asked:
Okay, no pattern? So that is even more impressive! I kind of did the same with a tote that I made too. (In case you haven't seen it, it is the British Tote in my projects) If you post a pattern, I would love to know!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
I've seen your British tote, but I didn't realize it was your own design. I've added some details to mine and tons of pockets, but the basic process doesn't vary much. The fabrics in your tote are wonderful and making it reversible was a great idea.
Tanya W. asked:
Yes, it started out as basic tote pattern, but I didn't like the boxy look and then added grommets, and then after a few more changes and tweaks it became it's own thing!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Love it! I can never stick to a pattern or follow directions exactly as given. Seems like something always needs tweaking.