Two totes, One night

I've been in a sewing slump here lately, which is a HUGE problem because I've signed up for a ton of sewing swaps on swap-bot. Although I have been creating things, there are not a lot of things I have been sewing. I feel kind of bad. Well last night, I tucked away my enervated feeling and got to work. I completed 3 swaps last night; one I had items already prepared for and the other two I sewed for. I made 2 totes, actually one tote and one market bag. I know there is no real difference, lol.

The first bag I made is for a Tote Bag swap.

I used my favorite medium, vintage sheets. I used two coordinating sheets in hues of blue and purple. I created a ruffled flower for the front with a button center.
The flower fabric matches the lining.

I used some vintage fabric piping that I picked up at the antique mall this weekend.

I think the piping adds a wonderful contrast to the lighter outside fabric.

The second bag I made is for Round 13 Craft a Surprise swap. I participated in the last round of this swap, and it was quite fun. So I decided to try it again.
I had so much fun making up this package for the simple fact that my partner and I share so many likes. When I saw that she liked vintage sheets and reusable bags, I jumped right into an idea. I've been toying around with making simple, fuss-free and quick-to-make reusable totes; and last night I got the opportunity to send one.

It was so quick and easy. The binding was the most tedious thing on this project (mostly because I was on Facebook. I know, sad, right!) So she is receiving the tote, some snips of vintage sheets, vintage pearl buttons, and bird stamps.

I'm so excited! I really hope they all enjoy their gifts. I'm off to the post office!! Bye! and Have a wonderful day!!!


  1. Oh I Love those, 2nd if my fav :)
    Super job...

  2. Read my Blog! NEWBIE FRIENDLY

    I love the idea. Great work. I have used torn sheets for projects before but never thought of double for the strength.

  3. I like the bag that you made of the sheets...

    and yes I found your blog because the swap read my blog, and I`m heritagesdecouleurs, but I `ll follow you because you sew and I started a few monthes ago with making sewing projects ...

  4. I really need to make some of these bags! Beautiful!

  5. great job! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!


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