Monday, April 7, 2014

TATTED TOTES........ BREAST CANCER TOTES

A while back a friend notified me of this blog that does totes for Breast Cancer patients.

I think this is definitely a worthy cause so today I am making totes.



Martha Jane gives you a place to go for the pattern.


When I first started blogging I was showing the gals in Samoa how to make these.  Well...here it is again but I made this one smaller than what is shown.  Lazy gal has a smaller version as well but I wanted my measurements to match the gal from the blog.  So I made mine 31 long (this is with it doubled over so if you were to lay the fabric out flat it would be 62 inches long) and then I made it 14 inches wide.

Then I just did my corners like she did hers but did it before (of course, you are rolling your eyes at this statement) I pulled it through....you will have to see the pattern to understand...quit rolling those eyes.

Okay, you can roll your eyes at this statement.....I just love my Samoan fabrics and figured who wouldn't love a tote with this beautiful fabric.

Now to go and cut up some more...I had to make one to make sure my measurements were good, they are so now I am off!!!

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UPDATE


They are packed and ready to go...whohooooo



15 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Great cause. And your Samoan fabrics make for a beautiful tote.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

kc said...

A heartfelt THANK YOU for bringing this to my attention...I'm going to do my very best to spread the word and join the sewing! Hugs!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Barb, what a wonderful thing to do. I'm going to join in. Haven't decided which one I'll make yet. Thanks for the info. I didn't know anything about this and certainly would like to contribute.

hetty said...

Definitely a worthy cause. If I wasn't so busy I would join you.

Wendy said...

I am going to have a look see once I post this comment...my niece who is 24 is having a double mastectomy on April 29th...I may see if I have some fabric that I can make her one of these with...I am also going to try and make a quilt for her if I feel up to it...thank you for the link...your totes are lovely...

Wacky Woman said...

Oh, such a good cause Barb.

Jackie said...

They're beautiful totes and I'm sure will be very much appreciated! No eye rolling here!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

They are beautiful. Anyone who receives one will be thrilled.

Thearica said...

Thank you for showing these Barb. I just liked her Facebook page and will be making some bags too.

Jacque said...

You are so right! Anyone who receives that gorgeous bag will love it! Great job!

suemac said...

Love the totes.

sandra said...

Wonderful cause Barb and the tote bags are lovely and the cancer patients will love them.
Hope things are well. Blessings Sandra

Needled Mom said...

Those are fabulous and I love the idea for making them.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! Those are sure to be a bright spot on a cloudy day for someone.

Gene Black said...

What an awesome thing to do. Thanks for sharing this.