by spendlove 13 Aug 2017

Tote bag - made almost entirely in the hoop. (Testing a new design.) The second picture shows it still in the hoop - all that remains is to join the side and bottom seams of the lining.. The front section has a pocket which is closed when the flap is fastened.

Finishing this was rather depressing when I realised that I would need to make at least one more before I could offer the design. It might just remain on my "to do" list.


by jenne 20 Jan 2020

a very neat bag, love the fact it is all construction in the hoop.

by lidiad 20 Jan 2020

Love that bag! Great design, great fabric colours and prints, great flap. Well done.
Hugs, Lidia

by cfidl 14 Jan 2020

fabulous piece and so useful in the days to come when single use plastic is not used.

by lucy12345 13 Jan 2020

Beautiful! Would love pattern. Keep up the creativity!!

by blueeyedblonde 10 Jan 2020

Nice job, Sue!

by Wona 10 Jan 2020

is this patter available? Where might it be found?

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Jan 2020

Sorry the pattern isn't available

by basketkase 14 Aug 2017

Oh, wow, Sue.......another amazing feat!! Beautiful colors, too......

by gandu 14 Aug 2017

Love this bag looks great

by stork 13 Aug 2017

That is an awesome bag!!!! I love the design layout of the fabric...herringbone pattern. Adorable

by noah 13 Aug 2017

wowwwwww one day i may try one lol hugs

by lbrow 13 Aug 2017

Oh really nice Sue. Like it much/Lillian

by shirley124 13 Aug 2017

Very nice. Hugs

by crafter2243 Moderator edited 13 Aug 2017

It is a great bag and I hope you will eventually be able to add it you your Facebook. It seems always easier to create then writing the instructions.

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spendlove by spendlove 14 Aug 2017


by kustomkuddle 13 Aug 2017

Beautiful bag. Seems like a daunting task to do all in the hoop!. Great job.

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spendlove by spendlove 14 Aug 2017

Seven hoopings in all, but it is great when the order comes together and everything is joined up.

by pennifold 13 Aug 2017

Wow! Sue, this is outstanding. Love your choice of fabrics! Love Chris

by dragonflyer 13 Aug 2017

Very nice... what is the size?

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spendlove by spendlove 14 Aug 2017

It is 30 cm high on a base 30 cm x 14cm. Circumference is about 90 cm.

by toogie 13 Aug 2017

Good job! I know you have a large hoop, so what size is the finished bag?

spendlove by spendlove 14 Aug 2017

It is 30 cm high on a base 30 cm x 14cm. Circumference is about 90 cm.

toogie by toogie 14 Aug 2017

So 11 3/4 inch high on a base 11 3/4 x about 5 1/2 inches. Circumference being about 35 3/8 inch....A good sized bag.

by sonjapotgieter 13 Aug 2017

Beautiful!!Great work...

by carolpountney 13 Aug 2017

Looks fantastic love the fabric

by asterixsew Moderator 13 Aug 2017

Sue its always great seeing what wonderful ideas that you come up with. One day I will have more time to sew and have a go at something similar. A beautiful bag

by crazypatchmama 13 Aug 2017

Where do you find the time to do this? you are amazing.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Aug 2017

Just what I'm thinking too...