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Bag and matching accessories for my mom

Added Mar 26, 2009

by minkeymonkey

Nederland, Color...






I made something my mom would like. I used the Small Tote Bag how-to by eichhorncreations (here on Burda) as a basis, then I added the things only my mom likes and pinched the corners into make it pouch out. She hates outside pockets so I put five inside pockets on it. She likes bright, flowery fabrics and pink, so, yeah, it is just that! I made her several little things to go with it: a key fob and I attached a key ring inside so she doesn’t have to rummage through the whole bag to find her keys; a pouch with a crochet drawstring; a flat and boring checkbook-like wallet because she always complains that wallets are to big and bulky; a tiny cash and carry pocket sized wallet, thanks for that one to the Cute Wallet how-to by tamara_caracol (here on Burda). There are tiny flower-shaped pink/clear buttons that are too tiny to see because I shrunk the pics to 400 pixels.

Material Notes

Crisp cotton fabric and lining from Hancock, on sale at 50% off!
Tiny buttons form Joanne’s. I included the spare button and thread in case anything comes undone.






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    Apr 3, 2009, 12.05 PMby innuendo

    I really like it. Good job!

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    Mar 27, 2009, 11.30 AMby minkeymonkey

    Thank you!!!

    I got carried away with the gadgets because I bought so much fabric. After I mailed it, I saw that someone posted a how to for a fold-away clutch type bag. I told my boyfriend that I wished I’d seen that before I mailed it. He just giggled.

    I appreciate the comment, this is my first project I thought was good enough to post to the creations.


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    Mar 26, 2009, 11.24 PMby kquade

    what a great gift, i bet your mother loves it. so thoughtful and very well planned out! I really like it and all the matching gadgets.

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