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Pleated Tote Bag Modified

Added Aug 7, 2008

by sewnmemaw62

Danville, Virgin...






I have been making these bags for a while now since I found the tute on sewtakeahike.I modified it somewhat by adding a loop from a pony tail hairband on the top of the band and adding a big button just below the band for closure.
I also attached my straps on the top of the bag at the pleats before attaching the band,then after attaching the band and facing, I folded up the straps and attached them to the top of the bag creating a loop(4 loops in all)
These bags are easy to make once you get the hang of it,took me a few trials before I got it right…now everybody wants one..LOL
I hope you like my creation.One of these bags is Elvis Presley,the other is a fabric with embroidered circles already on it.

Material Notes

Various types of fabric & lining,whatever matches the best.I get a lot of fabrics from the Salvation Army Thrift Store here real cheap.
sew in or iron on interfacing
lightweight cotton or muslin for extra interfacing and strength
hairband elastic loop
big button






my creative mind

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    Aug 9, 2008, 12.34 PMby reneebeth

    I really like the circle embroidery fabric, it looks great with the pink straps.

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