Sunday, November 19, 2017

revisiting the dainty tote

Some patterns are just so outstanding that I revisit them again and again. The Dainty Tote, a free tutorial by my friend Three Owls Handmade is one of those patterns. I've made at least a half dozen of these, for project bags for friends, tote swaps and now as a dolly diaper bag for the little girl I chose on our church's angel tree....
I used a mishmash of fabrics I had on hand, and I think this will be just perfect for her to carry dolly's goodies in.
One of my favorite features of this tote is the recessed zipper panel, which goes in easily for all of you zipper-phobes! I always add a little zipper charm from Bodobo Bags, my friend Natalie's shop. She has a great selection & they are the perfect finishing touch on all of my bags.

I whipped this little bag up in a day (no easy feat when I am still sewing with my left foot & hobbling about the house with a walker! Ha!). Do you have a young friend who needs a dolly diaper bag this Christmas?


Maria said...

What a wonderful idea Ellyn . The fabrics you've used look great. You did really well with the left foot and hobbling along. 😁
Our shopping centre always has a Christmas tree where you can leave gifts for little ones who may miss out at Christmas .
I think I'll make one of them and get a dolly and wee quilt to put inside... thanks friend 😘

Debbie said...

Super sweet! I love using the one you made me! ;-)

Ondrea said...

Such a lovely bag. Could use it for lots of things.