Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Convertible Tote

I have had this bag in my head for the longest time!  It was so much fun to actually get it made!  I have all sorts of ideas in my head, but so often I put them on the backburner.  When I saw that Angela and Kaelin started the Goodie Bag Swap, I signed up hoping that my partner would want a nice, big bag like this.  She did!
Since I was making this bag on my own, I decided to make a prototype first in order to get it right.  I am in love with ticking right now and used some that my mom got me for my birthday.  For the bottom I used some fake brown leather that I got off of Etsy.  

For mine I decided to make it nice and big because I love big bags.  However, I think this is a little too tall and will shorten my next one a couple of inches.   I also added some shorter handles to have options for carrying, since who doesn't like options? ;0)  I used some fun webbing that I have had in my stash forever that went perfectly with the ticking.  Love when that happens!  I folded and sewed the webbing down a bit to make it easier to hold as a handle.

I made the longer strap convertible, so that you can either use it either as a cross body bag or shoulder bag.   So, I ordered some more purse supplies, and I am ready to fix all the little things and make a big, beautiful bag for someone else.  

I have been wanting to design a bag pattern for a long time.  What do you think?  Would you be interested in a pattern for a bag like this? 

Come back tomorrow, as I am taking part in Sew Mama Sew's big giveaway day!

I am linking up to Tea Rose Home!


  1. Oh.. so great big-bag!!! Love it!

  2. Meg you have done a wonderful job,well done it looks great

  3. Oh yes,it`s beautiful.well done!!

  4. Ummm yeah! Great bag. Would you consider selling it? If so for how much? :)

  5. Wow, this is great! I love the idea of having a simple tote but with all the bells and whistles of a convertible strap. Good job!

  6. That's such a neat idea for a bag!!
    Great job :)

  7. This is such a neat design, Meg. I like options :) Love the ticking with the webbing and the lining fabric. Perfect combo.


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