by babolucia ( edited 24 Oct 2014 ) 24 Oct 2014

Pink Ribbon Tote Bag for My Friend with Breast Cancer


My friend/former co-worker was found to have breast cancer last year and had a surgery. I've wanted to make her something.

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and her birthday is in October too. I order the double-sided quilted fabric, and a panel in Breast Cancer theme from Fabric.com. I ordered the pink ribbon snaps (on the flap of the outside pocket) from Kamsnaps.com.

The inside pocket and the flap are made from blocks of the panel. The bag is a half yard of the quilted fabric.

The strap connectors are attached in the hoop using Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche's Designer Handbag CD. The flap is made in the hoop with their design too.

As there's no lining, I simply used wave stitch on my serger to finish up the inside seams.

"Believe" is the "One Thing Font" from 8clawsandapaw. I got their membership, which is available till the 26th. I saw a picture of a bag they made with these words on their facebook page and I really liked it, so I copied the idea. The letter L in that font looks just like a ribbon.

The last picture is the fabric panel "Think Pink" from fabric.com.

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by dragonflyer 25 Oct 2014

Nicely done...I am sure she will treasure all of the love and work you put into this...

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babolucia by babolucia 27 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by designgirl 25 Oct 2014

It is gorgeous, great work.

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babolucia by babolucia 27 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by sonjapotgieter 25 Oct 2014

Stunning!!!Great work

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babolucia by babolucia 27 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by pldc 25 Oct 2014

You did a beautiful bag Lucia! She will love the attention to detail in this bag! I love that purse cd as well!~hugs~

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babolucia by babolucia 27 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by cj2sew 25 Oct 2014

Perfect bag, perfect friend.

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by lidiad 25 Oct 2014

That's a lovely bag, well done!
Hugs, Lidia

Have you seen the PM I have sent you? It's unrelated to this post.
Please click Inbox on top of the page.

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you Lidia! And than you for the message!

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by pennifold 25 Oct 2014

It's just beautiful Lucia and such a generous gift for your friend. I hope that she will be completely cured from this disease. Love Chris

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you Chris! You always have the nicest words! I hope she'll recover too...

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by marianb 25 Oct 2014

It's a perfect bag!!

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by 02kar Moderator 25 Oct 2014

You are the best friend a girl could have. This gift is so much more than the typical birthday gift. Kudos to you for spending the time and effort to make a gift that means hope and life.

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you so much! I hope she'll like it.

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by airyfairy 25 Oct 2014

What an amazing job you have done. So much thought and love has gone into this bag for your friend. Thank you for sharing.

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you! I did plan for a long time.

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by mlbell70 25 Oct 2014

You did a super job making this bag, You put alot of thought into the designs and workmanship. I am a survivor and love this bag.

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babolucia by babolucia 25 Oct 2014

Thank you! Hope you stay well!

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by noah 24 Oct 2014

Awesome job hugs

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babolucia by babolucia 24 Oct 2014

Thank you, Carolyn!

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by highlandermom 24 Oct 2014

Beautiful job very pretty.

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babolucia by babolucia 24 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by devon 24 Oct 2014

WOW great job

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babolucia by babolucia 24 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by Leaha 24 Oct 2014

This is unique and very pretty, she will love it and the thought you have put into your master piece.

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babolucia by babolucia 24 Oct 2014

Thank you very much!

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by lbrow 24 Oct 2014

I am sure she will love this/Lillian

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babolucia by babolucia 24 Oct 2014

Thank you, Lillian! ..Lucia

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