Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Typewriter Library Tote

I have a finish!  It feels so good.  I am juggling so much right now, it feels like I will never get anything 100% done.  But, I had a deadline and I work well with deadlines.  I mean I finished my bee blocks a day or so early and put them in the post on the last possible day.  That's how I roll.  Anyway, I have loved, loved, loved all the Melody Miller typewriter bags out there, especially the ones from Amber at One Shabby Chic.    I have oooo'd and Ahh'd all of her typewriter items, so this bag is inspired by her great work.  My mom LOVES the library and is an avid reader, so I thought making her a library tote would be the perfect mother's day gift. 

I followed the tutorial over at The Happy Zombie.  With some exceptions.  I made the tote larger, 13.5 x 14, I added stiff interfacing to  give it more structure and durability since it is for books, and I made
the handles larger so it would be a comfortable shoulder tote.  I also added the appliqued typewriter on the front, and since I don't want to waste my precious 1/2 yard of Melody Miller Typewriters, I made a matching heart applique for the back pocket.  I love how it turned out.  Now I need to make myself one. 

Excuse the bathroom photo, I wanted to show the tote "on" and my hubby was asleep in the bedroom where the only other mirror was.

Fabric:  Melody Miller Typewriter (Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics), Connecting Threads Dots ($2.95 a yard), and ? (can't remember what the word fabric is, silly me)
Time:  2 nights
Completed: 1:15 a.m.


  1. i love that bag and the fabric you used

  2. Hey! I wanted to let you know I nominatred you for the Liebster Blog Award!! You can find out all the rules on my blog... Now its your turn to award some worthy blogs! Congrats!!

  3. It looks great, I'm sure your mom will love it!

  4. You are cracking me up with the bathroom shot! That's what all the kids do! ha ha Seriously I love your book tote. The colors are great. I love that typewriter, too, and have admired other people's projects. Yours is my favorite!


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