by toogie 13 Feb 2018

Hello Cuties, I decided to make this tote, for another gift and I must say I am well pleased. I just got off the phone with my friend Trudy. She asked what I was doing when she phoned. I told her my DH found this fabric on clearance the other day and I was making a tote with it.

I decided to put both the designs I had been using for this trip together and I love how it came out. The design is on a deep front pocket. I also put a trolley sleeve on the back, to slide it over your luggage handles, so you can roll the whole thing.(The flamingo is our very own Cute design (see link) AND only a dollar! )
The good thing is I have plenty more fabric to make some for other trips. Hope you like as well as I do.......I wonder if I have time to make another......


by jrob Moderator edited 16 Feb 2018

Pretty perfect. Pretty and perfect. Tell Trudy we send hugs!

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toogie by toogie 17 Feb 2018

I told Trudy you and Betsey both sent hugs and she said that is so sweet of you! Trudy's not traveling with us this time. I think she is already regretting not going...the reasons she gave herself is she has been to this part of Fla before and they will be traveling soon to see her daughter's family.
A couple from our church is going with us for the first time. I hope they like it. They spend their summers in Colorado in their RV but have not went on a bus trip before.

by marianb 16 Feb 2018

Wow great tote..

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toogie by toogie 16 Feb 2018

Thanks Marian

by katydid 15 Feb 2018

Wow another one! Love these.

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by arisann 15 Feb 2018

Very cute! Talent coming out. you sure are fast with all your projects!

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toogie by toogie 16 Feb 2018

I like to be able to sew 'till finish, sometimes doesn't always work out that way though. Thanks for looking.

by worthy 14 Feb 2018

Wonderful fine on the sale fabric. I need to go ck and see if we by any chance have any here.;-)
I agree with others, sweet, nice and thoughtful of your husband to tell you about the fabric.

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toogie by toogie 15 Feb 2018

Yes, he is feeling pretty smug, as I told him how you all are pleased he alerted me. Thanks for looking!

by shirley124 14 Feb 2018

Great bag. I also love all your fabric in the boxes so you can see what you have. Enjoy your trip, Hugs

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank you Shirley and putting my fabric in these clear drawers, is the best thing I ever did for my stash.

by peafarm 14 Feb 2018

Love it and the trolley pocket.

toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I like the trolley sleeve, too. Last time I had to balance everything, as my daughter wasn't with me to help. They bought me some VB for Christmas, so now I don't really need to make me one....unless I want to-lol

peafarm by peafarm 16 Feb 2018

Sure wished I was going and staying somewhere for this season. I like warm weather. Sure wished I had a housekeeper also! Lucky you to be able to go and have fun.

by kathymourie 14 Feb 2018

Love it Toogie!!! Another great job!!!

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank Kathy! Just finished another one, same fabric but different design.

by asterixsew Moderator 14 Feb 2018

Toogie I think that you have a 48 hour day! you have created a great bag and I love that you can attach it to a case. You have your other half well trained if he buys fabric for you. I just seem to collect screws, nails and what ever is on his list when I go shopping. Obviously need to train my other half in fabric shopping

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

He knows I can't get out of the store without making a pass through the fabrics, but they had this in a middle isle, between the sporting goods and fabrics. If I am gonna buy some, he'd rather me get a good deal-lol-I'm the one who got it cut, but he did alert me to it. He did however, have it cut and buy the clear vinyl I needed, for the luggage tags a few weeks ago....I just finished another bag and sent my niece the photo. It could be for either man or woman as it is sports related.

by liliana1 14 Feb 2018

Love the tote, looks great

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank you very much!

by clintonmiss22 14 Feb 2018

Love your bag, but Oh, My, I really LOVE your boxes of fabric behind the tote. Wish I had room for that so I could see what fabrics I have. Mine are stashed under the bed and in a walk-in closet. "Out of sight, out of mind!"

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I have a closet full of fabric too, that I have in bins like you, that's hard for me to know exactly what I do have. I bought those clear drawers a few years ago, when I changed rooms. I really like being able to see and find what I want. Thanks for looking.

by queenofhearts 14 Feb 2018

I'm impressed by the fact that your DH shops for fabric for you. You can build your stash twice as fast. LOL

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I laughed out loud, then read to him, as we were on our way back from town. He just smiled, very proud of himself-lol- He 'found' the fabric, because it was in a middle isle at Walmart, close to Sporting Goods! He then told me about it when we met up and I actually had it cut. Today I picked up the rest of it after I saw how well it sewed. Can you believe, clearance for $1.00 yard and was 60" wide! I paid more for the ribbon!

by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2018

You sure are the energizer bunny when it comes to creating such fabulous projects! This is just outstanding and so very useful. Love the flamingo. It looks so "vacationy."

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I think so too, so 'Florida' looking. Karen said flamingos, alligators and sun or palm, I can't remember which.Thanks for lQQking!

by sonjapotgieter 14 Feb 2018

Beautiful!!!Well done

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thanks Sonja!

by missqueenbee47 14 Feb 2018

very nice - love it

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank you very much

by cooperal 14 Feb 2018

You are a riot!!! Your production quota just boggles my mind. When do you sleep? I love all your ideas and they show up so well in your pictures. You must be very organized to get all this done before your deadline plus all else that is going on with you. I hope you have a wonderful trip and are thoroughly blessed. Avis

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank you Avis. I wish I did sleep well, but on a good night I can sleep 6 or 7 hours...on a good night. Organized? I haven't even began to pack!-lol

by kustomkuddle 14 Feb 2018

What an awesome bag!

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Thank you, cut another one out this morning.

by jenne 14 Feb 2018

Neat idea, have a great trio.

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by dragonflyer 14 Feb 2018

Beautiful bag, Toogle...I love Martines idea of the zipper at the bottom (and top for that matter) of the back sleeve when not using for the trolley...

toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

You would have to have zippers at both edges, as both are open for handle to slip through. I figure that's too much expense and trouble for these 'gifts', but a good idea for personal use.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer edited 14 Feb 2018

Right...zipper at the top and bottom ...then the new Pocket could be open at both ends for the trolley and closed top and bottom for the secure new pocket...but for these "gifts" I know it is too much...but for another time I think great idea...

by pennifold 14 Feb 2018

These are great Toogie. I use a bag with a pocket on the side like you've got here on my luggage when I go away and they are a great addition. I like Martine's idea too, it would be a great little 'safe' area! Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Great ideas are always welcome. Thanks

by mops Moderator edited 14 Feb 2018

Toogie it looks wonderful. I love the colours and the design.
I just had a thought looking at the picture. Would a zip at the bottom of the sleeve be handy to use it as an extra pocket when not on the trolley?

toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

May be, but like I told Kim above, you would have to have two zippers as the handle has to slip through both edges. Addition of zippers is too much 'sugar for the candy' so to speak, for these gifts.-lol-Thanks for the idea though.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2018

'sugar for the candy' What a great comparison!

toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

Have you not heard that expression before, pennyhal2? I must be old.....

by mariahail 14 Feb 2018

oh my friend, this is gorgeous, I wish I could make me one like it ****************************

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

You can, not hard at all, just straight sewing. Thanks for looking. Good to hear from you!

by sandralane 14 Feb 2018

Toogie, a wonderful tote, a terrific idea to slide over the handles. A great design these will be a hit I am sure. Hope that you are feeling well enough to enjoy your next trip.

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I hope so too, Sandra. I just got off the phone with Eraine, my niece and she asked if I had started packing.....not yet!-lol
Thanks for looking at 'someones' tote!

by graceandham 14 Feb 2018

Hi to Trudy! The bag is darling. It should be one of a kind! Rest so you will enjoy your trip. Wow - that sleeve is so smart. You have more tricks than Halloween.

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toogie by toogie 14 Feb 2018

lol- you're so funny-
I will tell Trudy. She ask about my Birmingham Cuties all the time. I just cut another bag out, but if I don't get off the pc, I won't get it made!-lol-Thanks for lQQking!