Vintage kitchenware cross stitch

Beautiful work! I do think it would make a lovely tote bag!

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I finally made the tote bag today:

It has extra long handles (WOF x 5", folded twice) and is lined with unbleached cotton. I love extra long handles on a bag so I can wear it cross body or over a big winter coat.

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The modern fabric goes perfectly with it! Good choice! Looks sturdy and ready to do a lot of shopping when you can!

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Ditto what AIMR said: that was the perfect fabric to use. I love that you were able to turn the cross stitch into something functional!

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Thanks! It took me a while to find the right fabric. I was looking for a print that looked modern and matched the pattern on the kitchenware. I found this one in a local shop that sells mid-century modern fabrics. The owner even delivered it to my house because the mail is so unreliable these days.

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The fabric was worth the wait! It sets the panel off beautifully, and because it’s a neutral tone, it doesn’t compete with the vibrancy of the stitch work!

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The bag turned out wonderful.
I keep scrolling back up to look at it :slight_smile:

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It’s fantastic! Well done of finishing the cross stitch into a practical bag :grin:

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That looks so fantastic, what a work of practical artistry! Love it.

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Never in a million years would I have thought to do that! Brilliant!

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This is super cute! Wonderful fabric - I’m sure you’ll love using it!

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