Before my re-purpose I was something else, something that had lost its usefulness. But then my designer came along and she thought otherwise and she transformed me and gave me this new lovely purpose. I hope to inspire you to do the same ~ Lorraine Giannetto-Glach
My St. Louis Tote Bag Pattern Inspiration
Merry Christmas to ALL - may you have a day filled with many blessings.
Since I purchased the St. Louis fabric from The Quilted Fox I have been thinking of a pattern design. I think a tote bag will be appropriate!
The blue fabric I will use in the tote bag pattern but the brown fabrics I will be making a purse from my new purse pattern that I have yet to name. I purchased the brown/black for contrast. I actually can't wait to get home to SEW. Each of ,my designs always have a story. I hope to share the story of how my pattern designs evolve.
This is a fun and easy project for almost any age that can use scissors. All you need: Supply List One t-shirt Scissors Tape measure or ruler Lay t-shirt flat, cut off both sleeves. Optional: you can use the sleeves as pockets but you will need a sewing machine. Press the t-shirt flat so that the side seams are marked. Fold t-shirt so that the side seams meet and the front and back are folded on each other. The arm holes line up diagram 1. Now cut the center back at the fold line all the way up back but DO NOT CUT the ribbed neck piece diagram 2. Measure in from the back center and mark 3” in from center back that you just cut. Place the enclosed pattern piece down at the 3” marks and cut out as diagram 3 shows. To make your apron ties measure 3” refer to diagram 4 to see how you will graduate the ties into the arm hole, up around and to the back ribbing. Remember not to cut through the ribbed collar this will be the piece that goes around your head. And here you have it as easy as pie no pun …