by toogie 13 Mar 2019

Hello Cuties! I saw this pieced braid a few days ago made with denim and I wanted to try it. I put a few rows together and told my daughter I didn't know what I was going to make with them....Well, you know I like to make bags and decided to make a tote.

No outer pockets on this one. It has one zip pocket on the lining and a zippered divider pocket (for lack of what to call it) in the center to secure things like your wallet and more. On each side of the divider, it is open to drop things in, like cell phone, etc. I also put 2 key straps, one on each side seam of lining.
I think this would be better done with a cotton fabric as it has so many seams. I broke a needle and bent another was so thick... :-(
For the denim I used a half hexie ruler,charm size, I got from MSQC that I have been wanting to use. I embroidered my name and almost placed it on the bottom-lol-I put it so low! I did it before I boxed my corners.
Every piece was made from my stash. I needed the darkest color jeans for contrast, but I would not use these again. I had a little trouble, because they were a stretch, but I think I conquered in the end.
Hope you like this new tote. Have a nice evening, night or day where ever you are!-Toogie

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by brendalea 26 Mar 2019

Toogie, love your bag. Jeans these days are not like the old ones.
I have bins of old jeans I want to make some bags and quilt from them.
Thank you for the idea and the link for the bag pattern
Hugs Brenda Lea

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toogie by toogie 26 Mar 2019

You're very welcome. I am always so glad to help if I can. You're right about the jeans.... I don't like the stretch ones.....

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by toogie 21 Mar 2019

On Blueprint or Craftsy there is a pattern called Reversible Tiki Tote by Midnight Quilt Show's (I think her name is ) Angela Walters. While not this hexie pattern it is a braid. Link is below.

I have not made this one though, but you can also watch her on You Tube, if you don't understand something. Good luck-Toogie

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by virginiamaxwell 19 Mar 2019

I really do like it wish I could make one great job

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toogie by toogie 21 Mar 2019

Thank you. If you're uncertain and need help, just you tube and watch videos, to build up your confidence, then just cut and sew and most of all have fun!

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by jenne 15 Mar 2019

Wow you get so much done, looks great

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toogie by toogie 15 Mar 2019

Sometimes I do-lol-thanks!

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by heleninca 14 Mar 2019

I wish I had a tenth of your talent. Just think what I could do. It is beautiful and very practical.

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toogie by toogie 15 Mar 2019

Thanks and you are too kind.

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by lidiad 14 Mar 2019

I love this bag! You have done a great job, Toogie.
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thank you Lidia

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by sewpam 14 Mar 2019

Very nice!! Love the design and the fabric. It will last through the toughest conditions.

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Yes, denim is pretty rugged, thanks.

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by gerryvb 14 Mar 2019

so beautiful !!!

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks!

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by airyfairy 14 Mar 2019

You have made another lovely bag. Love the colours. Great work Toogie

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks Sarah!

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by lilylady 14 Mar 2019

Great Tote, I can see where this is going to be used a lot!

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

It is sturdy, for sure.

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by dragonflyer 14 Mar 2019

Great bag. Toogie! Your bags are all so well done. As far as your name placement, I would have thought you had picked the spot...it think it is exactly where it should be!

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

lol-thanks-I took it to my QOV meeting today and some were taking pictures of it and wanting to make them one.

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by genin 14 Mar 2019

I like your bag ! Very beautiful !

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thank you very much.

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by marianb 14 Mar 2019

Fabulous bag Toogie great way to use stash..

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

I think I'm using it up and then they tell me they have more. When my SIL came in, I told him these were his old jeans (except for the stretch), he told me he has more he'll bring next time.

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by pennifold 14 Mar 2019

Awesome job on this bag Toogie. I've got a pattern that I've had for a year which I want to make into a bag, but have yet to give it a go. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

I know what you mean Chris, about time, but I didn't have a pattern for this one. Is your pattern a tote? I'm curious.-lol

pennifold by pennifold 14 Mar 2019

Yes, it's tote style, but has lots of zips and piping etc. I'll eventually get to it. Love Chris

toogie by toogie 15 Mar 2019

I can't wait to see it!

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by Kampfzwerg 14 Mar 2019

Grat job, love it. Wonderfull pattern and effect. Will also look great in wool-felt or leather.

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks and I'm sure you're right.

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by mops Moderator 14 Mar 2019

I love it, Toogie. Usually those braided pieces are made at 90 degree angles, I love the effect of your 60 degrees. Great bag!!!

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks mops, I just used a ruler with no idea the degree. You're the smart one here.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Mar 2019

You are just amazing. Does anything ever stop you from trying to create something you saw? Love your bag

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

I like a challenge so I guess the answer is 'No". My SIL ask if I was going to start making bags like this now. I told him no, it's one of a kind,I just wanted to see if I could do it.-lol

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by dailylaundry 13 Mar 2019

This is awesome!!! We will all be standing in line for one!! You are amazing!!!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks Laura, nothing amazing, just use a half hexie ruler.

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by cfidl 13 Mar 2019

I love it too! I want one. You do the best bags. Love you signature at the bottom. that is so cool! Handmade is the best.

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks Christine,like I said my signature almost was underneath the bottom!

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by lindaavolio 13 Mar 2019

LOVE IT !!!! That's ADORABLE !!!
Great job....

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thanks Linda!

ramla by ramla 28 Mar 2019

Great greeting, great work

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