Thursday, May 10, 2012

Take It All Tote Tutorial on TNT Thursday (That's a lot of T's)

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We'll I have been baking again and shocking, It's Not A Quilt!!!!   It's a Tote, Yippee Skippee!!!  Introducing the Take It All Tote, A Moda Bake Shop Tutorial!!!


So basically I was getting tired of having to carry around several bags every time our family tried to go on an outing.  And I wasn't finding any tote's large enough to purchase.  So . . .  Take a couple deep breaths, think positive thoughts, and go for it . . . make something that is not a quilt.  A customized tote just for my family :)  And I have to say, this looks way better than anything I could have bought.



This bag is 25" wide, 17" deep, and an 8" base.  You can really "Take It All" with this tote.  



I hope you love the Tote!!!  You can find the step-by-step tutorial here!!  I had so much fun putting it together and tried so many new things.  This is the first time I have done wrap around handles, added a key hook, added an outside pocket to a tote, and the biggest thing . . .  The is the first time I made Chevrons!!!  And I love them.  How stylin is that!!!


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21 comments:

  1. I love when you can say "this looks way better than anything I could have bought", it's my absolute favourite thing about crafting, especially for gifts!

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  2. Beautiful! I think this would be great for carrying quilting projects and "show and tell" back and forth to guild meetings instead of stuffing them in a garbage bag!

    Laurie Taylor

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  3. Oh that tote is so cute. I am thinking of making it in some "grown-up" fabric for me. Great job once again!

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  4. beautiful, thank's for the tutorial! probably won't use it to beach.. in Québec don't have beach aroud! but maybe for picnic

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  5. Your bag is so great! I can't wait to make one. Also want to say BRAVO on the great tutorial.

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  6. Your tote looks fabulous! Great tutorial!

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  7. Love this! Especially the Salt Air fabric--I really need to get back to sewing!

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  8. I love your tote - really summer-coloured - and the chevrons are fab!

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  9. Eu amo você e.Estamos,minhas primas e eu,sempre fazendo e aproveitando de alguma maneira suas peças,e esta sacola é o que queríamos para levar em tooodos os lugares.Temos dias de costura,bordados,crochê,tricô e que tais...Uma de cada cor e blocos diferentes e vamos ao: SUCESSo!!!!Muito obrigada e Deus te abençoe e inspire.Beijos dê:Cida,Lena,Néa,Paula,Nahthalie,Vanda e eu Maria do Carmo.

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  10. That is a super cute tote!!

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  11. Mmm.... It would be a good tote for quilting and sewing kit too.

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  12. Fun tote, and love how bright and summery it is

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  13. Yay! Finally a bag I can take to the beach. You rock!
    And...
    I tried to try something new today, my gathering foot. But it would not go on the machine. I guess the store gave me the wrong one. :P

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  14. That is gorgeous! Love the fabrics and the chevrons :)

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  15. I just saw that (on the website) So cool that you've made one =D

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  16. What a cute tote! I am meeting up with kids/grand-kids at a lake this weekend and wish I had time to make one of these. It would be so perfect! Maybe sometime in the future I can put one together.

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  17. Love your tutorial on MBS!! I hope I can make one of your totes one day!! Love your chevron tutorial also: I've been wanting to do that in the Salt Air fabric for a quilt I have going in that fabric, so your chevrons are so totally perfect for me: THANKS!!!! Helen (hlebrett at live dot com)

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  18. Perfect! I've been looking for a bigger tote for roadtrips and 4-H and well, just about anything! And yay for being a Bakeshop Girl today! Thank you - I'm looking forward to stitching this up. Great timing for summer too!

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  19. I love this bag! I'm in the process of making it but I can't get my rows to match when I sew my 2 angled rows together. Do you have any tips?

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  20. HI Gina, Are you pinning at each of the seams. Don't worry so much about lining up the 2 ends, those will be cut off anyways. Just try to make sure that each seam you have layed it directly on top of the seam below it. Pin it to keep it right in place. If you need to pull or ease a little fabric in you can do that. It will lay flat with the quilting :) Hope this helps :)

    Melissa

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa