Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Sweet Scallops Tote

Some of you may know Kate over at see kate sew. I wish I could say that I really knew her, she makes the coolest things and I'm completely jealous of all her sweet skills, but I only blog-stalk know her. 

Kate is celebrating her blog birthday and is hosting a sew along with a pattern that she designed. I immediately signed up (and in true blog stalker fashion, was the first to commit). I sat down at the sewing machine last night and in a little over an hour had this beauty.
I absolutely adore it! It's amaze-balls. They only alteration that I made was changing from two straps to one long cross-body strap. I'm lucky to live close enough to work that I walk every day. So it's much easier for me to sling my bag across my body and go. I also added a matching felt & fabric flower to cover where the strap attaches to the bag.
The bag holds all my junk and sits perfectly on my hip. I've already had people ask where I got it and when I tell them I made it they are shocked. I see many more of these as gifts in the future.
Thanks for hosting a great sew-along Kate! And Happy Blog Birthday!


  1. Ooh! Cute! I like the over the shoulder version! :)

  2. ahhh! So cute! Thank you for blog-stalking, you're awesome!! I'm totally facebook-paging this. Thanks so much for sharing the link!

  3. ooooh this is so cute luv the colour combo.
    Would luv for my readers to follow this, inviting you to link at

  4. Thanks for commenting on my tote.
    I adore your tote, too. I love the color-combo and I like that you made the handles really long. Wish I had thought of that ;o)
    Greetings from Germany

  5. super cute tote and it looks great on you! i'd probably wonder where you'd bought if i saw you in passing!

  6. So very pretty! Thanks so much for brightening my day! ::hugs:: Sü

  7. Great job on the tote. I want to make one too but I am a huge procrastinator.

  8. Oh, so cute. I would love for you to stop by and link up your tote to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up.