Honor Roll Tote

29 06 2011

I have been looking for a new tote bag for school.  I was a traveling teacher last year and had to carry a huge bag all the time with EVERYTHING in it, plus I had a laptop bag and usually my lunchbox. I will have my own classroom this year so I want a bag that will hold my laptop, a few supplies and papers to grade.  I didn’t find anything in stores I liked so I decided to make my own.  I found a yellow tablecloth on clearance at Target for $5.  I got some gray duck cloth and the turquoise dot at JoAnn’s using a coupon for both. I also got the grommets, stiffy (stiff interfacing) and clips at JoAnn’s.  I decided to clip my laptop into the bag but also make a strap so I could carry just the laptop bag if needed.  The other side holds a pocket, zippered compartment, and pencil slots.  As always, the first one of anything you make is trial and error, but I really do like how it turned out.  I have enough fabric left over (ok, not of the duck) to maybe make a matching lunchbox. Here’s the pics of the Honor Roll Tote.

T2 looks very beautiful modeling the tote for me 🙂

Sharing at :: seven thirty three :: Someday Crafts :: Sugar and Dots :: Creative Itch :: Ginger Snap Crafts ::



3 responses

29 06 2011

I’m in love!!! I’m ready to go pick out the fabric I want for my bag! How much is needed…

29 06 2011

Great tote!! Love the colors. Stopping by from 733 blog linky. I was trying to follow your blog, but, I can only find the FB follow.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-pillows.html

2 07 2011

You do excellent work!!

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