Monday, July 1, 2013

Sewing Accessories... Blog Hop Week One!

Welcome to week one of the Sewing Accessories...Blog Hop for our first book Sewing Accessories at Home and on the Go!  Thank you to Annie's Publishing for helping our book dreams come true! We are so excited to share this book with everyone and can't wait to see the projects ya'll create!

Each week (every Monday) during the Sewing Accessories...Blog Hop Mom, myself and a special blogger friend will share a different project from the book with you.  Each of the special bloggers will be giving away a copy of the book to a lucky reader so make sure you stop by their blogs and give them some love!
Here is the schedule for the Sewing Accessories....Blog Hop:
July 8th- Steffani
July 15th-Janice          
July 22nd-Jamie          
July 29th-Diane           
This week I am going to share with ya'll our Sew on The Go Tote Bag!
This is one of my personal favorites from the book! I mean, who doesn't love a giant bag??  A little back story from how we came up with this big ole bag...I am a member of the awesome St.Louis Modern Quilt Guild and 4 times a year we have an all day sew-in where you can bring lots of sewing projects to work on and socialize with your friends (they are so fun!). Anywho, I wanted a bag to carry all of my stuff in so I didn't have to make lots of trips from my car to the building. The Sew on the Go Tote is the bag for such a reason!!! 
The Sew on the Go Tote has a front pocket to hold an 18" X 24" rotary cutting mat, the inside has pockets to hold a 15" square ruler, 12 1/2" square ruler, 6" X 24" ruler and a rotary cutter. It's also large enough to hold your sewing machine or some sewing projects inside!
To show you how big this bag is, my cat Ozzie is over 20 pounds...

Here is my bag holding my sewing machine..
Fabrics used: I used Dear Stella Bukhara and solids for the bag in the book and Tula Pink's The Birds and The Bees for a second bag.
Be sure to stop by my Mom's (Jill) blog today for another project from the book and come back next Monday for more projects and a giveaway on Steffani's Blog!
You can purchase a copy of our book on our website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Annie's Publishing.
If you make something from the book, we would LOVE to see it, so make sure to add a photo to our Flickr Group!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This bag look so cool. I just got a Accuquilt GO Baby and the bag looks like the perfect size for it.

Beth said...

Congrats on the book!

Cecilia said...

Wow! That is a big bag. It would be great to pack for quilt retreats. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations on the book.

Miss Nancy said...

Congratulations on the book! Well done! Love the tote! A perfect size for those special sewing days! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

OhioLori said...

What an Awesome bag!!! LOVE it!! (I am such a Tote "Addict"....can't have toooo many!! LOL)

Your book looks like such fun...and know I neeeeeed one! :)

Mara said...

Wow, that is one big tote, Fantastic.

Deborah DeBerry said...

I have to make 3 or 4 trips to car to get everything inside for sewing. I have wanted to figure out a pattern for something to help get it all in at the same time. Your bag is great! Thank goodness there are talented people like you to help us creatively challenged people. if I don't win a copy, I will purchase one!!n Thanks again for great patterns!!


I just started sewing bags and loving it..

crazy quilter said...

Wow this truly is one big tote to hold a sewing machine and all those rulers. Sounds like it should be in my library.

ardhi fahrizal said...

Another good source for secondhand clothing is garage sales. The saying goes, "One man's trash yet another man's resource." It is not just clothing which i look for at yard sales, but also thread, lace, fabric, or another sewing accessories and notions.