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Green tote bag

There is a busy weekend behind me. Pentecost is a really meaningful festive by us not just because we have 3 days free but there is the bigest Hungarian Pilgrimage in these days, so everybody looking at that event. We have spent the weekend mostly at home: on Saturday we had a nice diner with our friends and on Monday visited our families. I have had finally time to create some of my sewing plans. Actually I had a very crafty weekend, I am so excited to show you everything. I have made three new bags!! It seems that bag series continues on my blog. 

Today I would like to show you this natural looking tote. It was gifted to my 14-year-old niece. Yes, I do have a big family, there is always somebody who has nameday, birthday, Mother's Day, Children's Day, Christmas or other event... Hungarians really love family festives... 
These photos was taken in my MIL's garden. I didn't have enough time to take a few shoot at home, but I don't mind at all! I just throw the bag into a stonework. This men was made by my father-in-law who is a talented amateur sculptor, isn't he? Just look at the garden behind the bag. After a quick shower everything was so green and bright. I haven't edited anything on these pictures!
But return to the bag. I think its tutorial isn't need to be written. It is quite a simple construction: a simple sew-the-sides-along tote bag with a huge pocket in front. I choosed a neutral natural looking:fabric which reminds me to burlap. But in fact it is not that rough and heavy. The big pocket is made from fancier flittered and embroidered but still sophisticated fabric.

I decorated it with some rosettes from the leftover fabric.I glued it to a safety pin so it is removable from the bag.

I sewed three small pockets inside: for the pencils, pens, cell phone and other small things. The magnetic closure keep the stuffs in safe. It will be an ideal library bag or for her piano-lessons.

I have so many plans for this week too. I would like to finish a redo and refresh my fingers with some crochet projects. 

Wish you all a happy crafty week!

P.s. If you would like to win an awesome help for your craft business, don't forget to enter to my first giveaway!


  1. What a lovely bag you made again! So different from the others in these natural colours.
    Very nice with the flowers made from the same fabric.

    Your father in law can make very beuatiful sculptures; perfect for the beautiful garden!

  2. What a beautiful tote! Love the rolled roses on the bag. And you have a such a nice garden--so green.

  3. Love the rolled flowers! I love little embellishments like those. Cute tote.
    Sew Incredibly CrAzY

  4. What a lovely bag! Love the statue too. I would love it if you would share at my linky party Tout It Tuesday

  5. What a beautiful bag, I am pinning and will be making one... As soon as I am finished learning how to use my new sewing machine!! Thanks for sharing, Have a wonderful week!

    Mama Of Many Blessings

  6. This is very pretty! I really need to get out the sewing machine more!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  7. Yet another beautiful bag by you! I love the flowers.

  8. Another awesome project. How do you get these all done - gorgeous. I love the flowers but it's a great idea to have them removable as well. Gorgeous!

  9. Very cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Off the Hook.

  10. Stopping by from the Link It Up Thursday Party!

  11. This is so natural and classy! Just dropping in from The Crafty Blog Stalker Blog Hop to invite you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!

  12. What a cute bag! I have aspirations to use my dusty sewing machine...I'm following your blog now for inspiration. Thanks!

  13. Awesome details with this bag.

    PS: I look forward to seeing you this week at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's at ODH via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  14. Love these bags! they are so cute! Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

  15. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  16. Great bag and love the rosettes! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  17. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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