Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lace Doily Reversable Tote - The Elinor Tote

Being a fan of all things floral and lace, I set out to make a new feminine tote. Since sewing time is guaranteed once a week during my sewing class, I took advantage and completed my bag.A sneek peek inside at the lining...
and it is fully reversible as well. It's constructed from white canvas, a vintage beige doily and a floral pillowcase.

During class, I did not have my camera with me, so there's no tutorial here. But I did find an excellent tutorial for you here, that is very nearly the exact tote that I made.

Since I know that there are more to come, I've named this one the Elinor Tote. I figured that if Jane Austen, or any of her characters, carried a tote, it might just look like this one.
This new tote is the perfect bag for carrying around my Mother's Day gifts - a stunning copy of Pride and Prejudice (available here) and this card from my daughter (transcribed by my Dear H).

Sniff sniff. I hope that you had a lovely Mother's Day too.

(I linked to Tea Rose Home. Please check out their other great posts!)


Missa said...

That is a super lovely tote Diane, nice job! I love the floral pillowcase fabric, it reminds me of stuff from Cath Kidston.

Don't you just love those transcribed cards? My mother's day card that Clover made at preschool was all about me vacuuming, haha!

G. R. said...

I am so glad you are getting to your sewing class. Hope to see many more projects posted here.

G. R. said...

As I was about to move on, I noticed you new, "Seattle" picture. Very nice.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Your tote bag is just lovely. I adore the sweet roses that peek from the inside. I think I would carry it that way. What a beautiful job you did.

simplebeauty said...

Your bag is darling and your card priceless!!! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying Spring! Your sewing classes sound like fun :O) Mommy time is always a wonderful thing!

Smiles from Kansas!

Sachiko said...

The bag is so nice! I love the lining too. Thank you for linking to my party!

casch said...

I lost my last post! I love the bag, and I'm jealous!! Mommy notes are the best~~I still have some of yours. It was impossible to keep them all unfortunately!

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