Wednesday not a WIP, but a DrEAMI FO!!

Today’s WIP is another FO, I guess I need to rename Wed’s to something else. Not sure what W word would work?

Today’s FO is the tote bag I just HAD to make! I am away on a bus trip with my guild and I wanted to make a gift for my roomie, since the poor dear is going to have to put up with my snoring! So I made this lovely tote. I found the Home Dec at Joann Fabrics on Monday, it was a cheap remnant!, and raced back home in time to make it for the trip on Tuesday.


Roomie said she likes blue, so I thought this piece was perfect!
Hard to capture the true color.

I used fusible fleece for the outer pieces and thought I was using interfacing on the lining, but it was Pattern Ease. I need to start marking what stuff is! So I ripped that out and had nothing on hand to use for the lining. I am so glad I have zipper tape by the yard to use for projects like these. But I do need to pick up more colors and more zipper pulls. I am down to just 2 cream pulls.

I gave the bag to her as we boarded the bus on Tuesday. She loves it! It is quite roomy at 18”x23”, so she can buy lots of stuff!!

Linking with:
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25 thoughts on “Wednesday not a WIP, but a DrEAMI FO!!

  1. karenfae August 21, 2019 / 8:58 am

    I’m thinking that tote bag will be filled with purchases before it is time to head home!

  2. rl2b2017 August 21, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Hi Chris! Tell her to fill it up – for me! I know you’ll have fun, and can’t wait to see what you find to buy. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      She’s filling as fast as she can!! 🤣

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    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you! I wish they had more of the fabric so I could make one for me!

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  3. Diann Bottrell August 21, 2019 / 10:38 am

    I think you could call that a “Whip it up Wednesday” project since you really whipped that one up! It’s a lovely gift, too – I bet your roommate loves it!

    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:15 pm

      Great idea! She loves it, so I think it was a winner.

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    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks! I am lucky to call her my friend!

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  4. AJ August 21, 2019 / 1:17 pm

    That is so beautiful! I love the fabric and the design!

    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:17 pm

      It’s such a simple pattern, just on a larger scale than I’ve used before. I might try the smaller version next.

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  5. dezertsuz August 21, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    What a nice finish, and a great gift for your roommate!

    • chrisknits August 21, 2019 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks, it’s been the envy of the bus!

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  6. Kate August 22, 2019 / 7:08 am

    Very pretty, very useful. Congrats on a fun finish.

  7. delightedhands August 22, 2019 / 8:38 am

    What a beautiful tote!!! You did a very nice job on it!

    • chrisknits August 22, 2019 / 9:18 am

      Thanks! She loves it and it’s been perfect for her purchases!

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  8. quiteayarnblog August 22, 2019 / 10:47 am

    That is a great bag – lucky roomie! Beautiful fabric and beautiful sewing 🙂

    • chrisknits August 22, 2019 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks. But I’m not showing the less the perfect parts! Linings, Argh!

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  9. Susan August 23, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    Room for lots of stuff – let’s go shopping!

    • chrisknits August 23, 2019 / 9:27 pm

      😂😂😂😂 After 3 intense days of it I think I am shopped out! Wait, did I say that?

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  10. inquiringquilter August 24, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    What a sweetie you are! Lovely tote and it’s no wonder she loved it! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    • chrisknits August 24, 2019 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks! Now I wish I had finished mine!!

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  11. JanineMarie September 4, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    How thoughtful of you to whip that up for your roomie the night before leaving. I bet it got filled right up.

    • chrisknits September 5, 2019 / 2:19 am

      Thanks! She did a great job filling it up!!

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