Halloween Charm Tote

Friends of mine on Facebook will know that I finally dragged my sewing machine out of it’s timeout. (You may remember that back in December we had a bit of a falling out.) I was delighted to discover that it is running more or less perfectly (I still have a burr I need to sand off of the needle plate.) Here’s what I made:

Halloween Tote

This is the Charm Pack Tote from Sadie Fox, a Craftsy Workshop. The charm pack I picked is Trick or Treat by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake Designs. (A charm pack, for you new sewists, is a set of 5″ square pieces of fabric, all of which belong to a particular series. It sure saves a lot of work cutting things out, believe me.)

Halloween Tote

Some of my corners match up really well, and some are awful. But, I think it is pretty good for my first attempt at something like this.

Halloween Tote (bottom)

It is lined in black, with a little pocket (using two additional charm squares) inside. Now I’m just waiting for the sew-on handles to arrive in the mail.

I’m also in the process of making another charm square tote, this time using black, white and gray fabric. But, I put it on hold for a little while since I managed to steam my finger with the iron while working on this tote. Ouch!

 

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