Monday, September 17, 2012

Mini Scoop Tote

Some time last year, I found this great website called You Can Make This.  It has a huge library of electronic patterns for sale for sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. It's great to have these as electronic documents... instant gratification!  I've bought about 10 or so patterns so far and have had some fun planning some projects.  This Mini Scoop Tote Bag is one of the first ones I've made.  It's an adorable little bag that would be great for a bunch of different things.  It measures 7" wide at the top, 4" wide at the bottom and a cute little 5" tall.  As I was making it, I thought it would be cute made with Christmas fabrics to deliver some cookies to a friend.  Anyway... I've recently picked out all kinds of different fabrics to use for these little bags.  I did goof up in one spot so this one will be staying at home here with them.  But, it was very fun and VERY easy to make....

Products used:
Fabric: Market Floral (Alexander Henry Fabrics), 
Fabulous Finds (Donna Walker for Fabric Traditions);
Other: Tailor Computer Printer Fabric (for label), Guterman thread; 
Dritz Fabric-Covered Button Maker, Bernina sewing machine.

 I love fabric-covered buttons!

I didn't realize that these fabrics weren't made by the same company 
until I  was writing this post.  Surprise, lol!  They coordinated pretty 
nicely together. I could have used the same fabric for both the 
interior & exterior but I prefer "simple" patterns on the inside of bags. 

My only dilemma now is choosing which fabrics to use next to make another one.  :)  

Thanks for taking a look!



  1. this project and the previous one are adorable, but I love the mini bag the best. must check out the site you mentioned for crochet patterns since I've re-discovered crocheting again.

    1. Thanks, Carrie! The bag has been a big hit to the people I've shown it to; can't wait to make more. And yes... go check out the site... you will absolutely LOVE it! So far, I only had issues with one of the patterns I bought but when I went back and enlarged the photos on my computer monitor, it became much clearer. And... you earn points for each purchase you make; when you accumulate enough points, you can apply them to get a pattern for free.

  2. That bag is precious! And the material you used is amazing!! Definitely going to check that site out for patterns!

  3. Thanks, Kelly! Definitely check it out... lots of ideas & patterns!

  4. This is fantastic!! I can not sew beyond fixing a hem or seam, or reattaching a button, but I will live vicariously through your fabulous creations!! Love the floral fabric!!


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