With Love Tote


I whipped out this sweet tote this afternoon in less than an hour.  It's a really neat free pattern that was brought to my attention when I stopped by the guild's community quilts sewing day.  They were making these bags to sell at our summer quilt show.  They gave me the pattern and the 1 yard of fabric needed to make the bag.  This bag is a perfect size and weight for a market bag and easy to carry in the back of the car for all your shopping needs. 


I really love this print.  On the selvedge it said it's an Alexander Henry print from 2004.  I'm discovering that Alexander Henry has some really great designs!  You can find  the pattern here at Lazy Girl Designs (not to be confused with Lazy Gal Tonya!).  It's a very cleverly made design from 1 yd of fabric and has a lining.  I also like the way the handles are put in, under the folded over band at the top.  I added the box corners which are not in the pattern.  I do think it would also be great in different sizes and maybe with longer handles.  Lots of opportunities for customization.  Sadly, this one is not for me to keep, but after I made this one I made two more in less than an hour!