Scrappy Mixed with Embroidery Tote

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Decided to “use the good stuff” so I am going through my collection of various fabrics. I had lots of Australian aboriginal designed fabric that I am using to make myself a quilt. Not being enamored of the actual quilting part of quilting, the finished top is sitting in a pile somewhere, to be completed by this summer (maybe!)…

The scraps, however…how could I resist! I followed a tutorial by an awesome sewist to make this frankenbag…the process is simple…take all the pieces and cobble them together to make new fabric. I loved the whole process, so I will be making more!

Here is one of the pieces I put together using the tiniest bit of scraps in some sections! After making these new panels, they are quilted onto some batting. I used an old sheet over the batting as well so the panels are quite sturdy.

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I was given some gorgeous embroideries that I wanted to incorporate. They are from Africa, but they felt like they fit the theme. I held on to these for so long…I am glad to finally use them.

The interior lining is just more fabric but it is a nice contrasting one in my favorite color, RED!

I have indeed used up some of the “good stuff” for myself…and it feels great!

Gratuitous picture of the bag waiting to be filled up and carried around all summer!

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This is gorgeous! (Happy to see you back on the site!)

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This is lovely, great size for a beach bag, project bag, shopping bag…

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Oooh lovely, I love how you’ve incorporated the embroideries, they fit in really well

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Wonderful combinations of fabrics! That’s a tote you will be happy to get to use.

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Woo, that is so beautiful. What a fantastic bag, I love it!

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I am truly enamored of the aboriginal fabrics!
Lovely, lovely bag.

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Just…wow! She’s a stunner, my friend!

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Truly a work of art!!

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You have made Even Better Stuff out of your Good Stuff! WOW. I have just come to LC from scrolling 1stDibs and feel like this bag would fit in with their super high-end, designer pieces.

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All the fabrics work so well together. I love the goat! It’s a beautiful bag!

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Marvelous scrappy tote!

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