‘Lil girl totes

I have been making my own totes for a couple of years now, but sometimes I like to try other patterns to see if there are things I like better about how they do it.

I saw the tutorial for these ‘Lil girl Springtime Totes over on Just Another Hang Up.
Suzanne’s bags are beautiful and I absolutely love the pieced front and the darling flower. I have never used fusible fleece either so I thought I’d give it a go.
These little ladies are the result. The brown fabric was already cut and one side was only 10″, so I just cut it down to 10″ X 11″ and made the front and back the same.
This one I made using two fat quarters (they were on sale at Joann’s the other day for $1 each!). I didn’t have the materials to make the flowers like Suzanne did, so I made some other ones instead.
This one is just a rolled fabric flower. The blue one is a ripped, and gathered three layer flower.

These are going to make some great gifts, and I will definitely be using fusible fleece again! I love how much body it gives to the bags without making it stiff.

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial Suzanne!

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  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    October 5, 2010 at 2:17 am

    These are really cute, Amy! I love the trim fabric on the red tote bag. I've never used fusible fleece, either. You've inspired me to give it a try.

  • Suzanne
    October 5, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Thank you so, so much for giving me a heads up about your beautiful totes! Isn't fusible fleece wonderful? I love how it gives the bags so much body! Your bags are beautiful. I absolutely LOVE your touch with the different flowers and your fabric selection is fabulous. I truly appreciate giving me a shout out and I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful! Beautiful projects!

  • Brande J.
    October 6, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Those are THE cutest bags!!! I love them!!! By the way, I found your strap template on my sewing table. I'll bring it by. 🙂