Emily's BFF's birthday party was last weekend and we wanted her gift to be special so I decided to sew this little tote bag for her. I hemmed and hawed over which fabric to use but ultimately went with Minnie as BFF will be vacationing at Disney in near future.
I've come to the conclusion that I need a sewing room. (Hey, we all have dreams!) Not just a sewing cave in the basement but a room with a large craft table so I don't have to crawl around on the floor whenever I need to cut fabric. I swear it feels like I spend almost as much time cutting as I do sewing for some of these projects. The quilting for this bag took a really long time, more time than actually sewing the bag together, but I think it looks great and was well worth the effort.
The bag is about a foot tall. I wrapped the other presents and placed them inside. This was sort of a last minute project (what isn't?) so I didn't have time to consider embroidering her name on it, which is what Emily wanted me to do. She was so funny, insisting that if I didn't embroider BFF's name or the initial of her first name on it than she wouldn't know it was a bag for her and would think that it was just a regular, old gift bag.
Coming up (hopefully real) soon: Allie's dance bag