Jill and I visited some fun Dallas cousins this past weekend, and we wanted to give them a little thank you gift for having us. Jill bought some LUSH products (man, I love that place!), and she asked me to sew each of them a tote bag.
I wasn't sure I could get them done in time, but I managed to make the three bags we needed, plus one for Jill and I. It was exactly the request I needed to get back in the sewing groove.
I used less than a half yard for each tote bag. A good chunk of my stash is fat quarters, so for each bag, I pressed two fat quarters, and used essentially all of the fabric.
Each bag is reversible, but I chose the side that looked the best for gifting.
I'm planning to make several more for gifts, including one for part of a giveaway here in the next few weeks (hint!).
Here's the bag I couldn't part with:
I just love the Erin McMorris fabric, and in combination with some of my favorite Amy Butler prints, it's awesome. I justified keeping my favorite by also realizing that since this was the first one I made, it had the most mistakes. That works, right?