Friday, February 12, 2021

Love Tote Bag Finished

 Hi Everyone,

I finally finished the Love tote bag.  Here it is with front and back shots.



I also put 2 pockets in for some accessories.


It was a lot of fun making this tote bag.  There are a few firsts with this project; 

- First time using Pellon SF101 interfacing for bag.

- First time making French seam so that no raw edge is showing       because this bag doesn't have a lining. 

- First time using 1" bias tape for lettering.

I have to admit that when I first started making this bag, I only had general ideas about size and how I wanted it to look.  Along with everything else, I had to make things up as I went along.  I didn't plan to use the French seam and didn't allow extra fabric for that.  Plus a mistake in measuring, the bag is 2" narrower than what I wanted.

I like using Pellon SF101, it does make the bag looks nice.  For the back, I thought sewing the pockets to the bag would be enough to secure the interfacing to the fabric.  Then I saw all this extra space and was afraid that the interfacing would come loose through usage,  so I put extra "quilting" on it.  The design was unplanned and I really like the way it turned out.  I can see more potential for this design in other projects.

Now that the bag is done and I have better idea how to make it, I will start writing instructions for it.  Let me know what you think.


Bag info:

Size:            15" x 18"

Fabric:        Cotton (I used painter drop cloth, wash it before cutting.)

Interfacing: Pellon SF101


Thank for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 Now go to The Elmstreet Quilts to check out the Feb. finish link up.




  1. Nothing better than a cute bag, with inner pockets! It looks very good, and I love the "Love" ;)
    Thank you for linking up today!

  2. I really like the idea of an unlined tote bag. Making it with a drop cloth is a wonderful idea. Sharing your neat design on Valentine’s Day—how cool is that?!

  3. I think you did a great job on the bag! Love that pocket for the phone =).

  4. Looks good. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  5. Very nice! Is Pellon SF101 a stiffer pellon?


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