Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Days!!!!

I'm sew excited this is my first giveaway! Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting giveaway day.


I'm giving away this cute purse!
Handle/straps hang about 13" from the top of the handle to the purse. Perfect to use as a shoulder bag, but not too long to carry in your hand.

Velcro closure with decorative button

Back

Front



Multiple pockets inside!
The batting in the purse is the same as is used in Vera Bradley bags, which make is soft, but firm! Purse dimensions are 13" wide at the base, 10" wide at the top, 10" high and about 2" deep with 13" hanging height for the handles (each handle was approx. 30" before sewn into the purse.).


  Here's how to enter:




1.  Leave me a comment telling my about a purse or tote you've made or what features/size, etc. you like in a purse or tote.  (If you are a no-reply blogger, please include your e-mail in your post!)

2.  How about we add one more chance to win, become a follower, and leave me a comment, or leave a comment letting me know if you already are! (again, make sure I have your contact info if it's not listed in your profile)



The giveaway will be open until Friday, December 16th at 8:00 PM EST.  



Mr. Random will draw one winner and I will notify him/her about their winnings (again, please please make sure I have a way to contact you, if the winner does not have contact info listed either in their profile or in their comment, a second winner will be drawn).



I will ship internationally, so all are welcome!

Good Luck!
Color Me Quilty!

Pat

The giveaway is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered! I will post the winner tomorrow!

197 comments:

  1. I've only made one bag, the amy butler birdie sling! It's huge but I love all the space!

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  2. I have made one purse, for a friend, and it was a medium bag using three different interfacings! I love medium to large bags for convenience.

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  3. I've only made drawstring pouches. But... They have drawstrings and flat bases!!

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  4. Great color combination! Mlambrecht68@yahoo.com

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  5. I'm getting ready to make a new purse. I'm in love with it because it's huge and has 3 sections so I won't lose as much stuff, haha. I just need to find a fabric I love...

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  6. I am a blog follower.

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  7. I've made a few bags - a couple for me and a couple for my mom. I liked all of them, but none that I've made have had enough pockets!

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  8. I've made several bags. My favourite was made from folded fabric 2 and a half inch squares with a sequin and bead stitched in the centre of each square.

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  9. I've made a couple of purses....elastic near the top with a huge bow....so cute!!! Pattern from tiny seamstress designs, I believe

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  10. Wow Pat. BEAUTIFUL OMG this one goes beyond lovely... You have put together a delightful purse. Back when I was 13 I made a draw string bag, easy design for my age but it had a secret bottom, where I could stash my puppy love letters. lol... too funny. I love a purse small enough to not overload it but average size that could double as a multiple purpose tote. Yours fits both criteria. Keep up the great work..:) tfblake@comcast.net or message on face book. Teresa

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  11. One thing I need in a bag is the ability to push it out of my way whilst dealing with kiddos! So over-the-shoulder bags are my faves. Thanks for the great giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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  12. I haven't made any bags yet, but do purchase them at craft sales. Friend made a large diaper bag for my granddaughter last year. Would love to win your bag!

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  13. I just signed up to be a follower.

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  14. How adorable! I love the lime green/black combo. I haven't made any purses, just a tote and about eight hundred million zipper pouches (everyone in my family is getting one for christmas this year). My favorite feature in a purse is two large central pockets. I really like not having everything all in one large one. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  15. Hi Pat, We are having our sewing day at church. everyone says Hi
    Sue H

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  16. Most of the bags I've been making lately have been feed bags repurposed into shopping/craft totes. My fave is the Purina Cat Chow bag that currently is housing the fiber I took to spinning group this weekend.

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  17. i just made a diaper bag for a gift exchange that had tons of pockets on the inside- it was really fun to make, but bags are a lot of work and i can never seem to find the right batting/interfacing.

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  18. I made a diaper bag 3 years ago that was cute and quilted and from a store bought pattern. But, I have outgrown it and haven't motivated myself to make a new bag. I just buy them on etsy. I love tote style bags with lots of pockets and a zipper close. rebecca342 at gmail dot com

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  19. I'm still working on my first bag and hope to finish it before the new year. :) For me, bags should have LOTS of pockets. I don't think I've ever seen a bag that had enough.

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  20. I made some April handbags from the Sew Mama Sew linked tutorial. I like the size, though I don't like that they don't have any sort of closure at the top (like yours does!)
    thanks for the chance to win!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. I make bags and purses out of old fabrics that I recycle. I have been making bags out of curtains recently!!

    I am also entering this give away - hop over to my blog to see.

    http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

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  22. What a beautiful bag, love those colors! I've made a few little bags for friends and the best thing I've found to do is to add lots of interior pockets. They're always a welcome feature.

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  23. What a fabulous bag! The material makes me smile. I don't know where you find the time to do all these projects but keep going!!

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  24. love this bag...such pretty colors! I love making bags too, one favourite is about 12"x18" and has buckram instead of interfacing, so is very stiff.

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  25. I like making large purse/tote type bags using charm packs- they make great gifts!

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  26. and now I'm a follower- thanks!

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  27. I've made a few knitted bags, then did a sewn lining for them. It's fun to combine mediums! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  28. What fun and funky fabrics you've chosen! I love to make the Folklore Bag from One Yard Wonders. It's a large bag with lots of space inside, which is important to me.

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  29. I love the pat bravo fabric, I've used it in one of my fav quilts. I've only just made my first full sized bag as a Christmas pressie and it was made from old jeans.

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  30. The purses I like have several pockets and a zipper closure. I also like it to be a little larger than most of the patterns I have seen.

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  31. Look at you -- getting all creative. The purse looks fabulous!!

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  32. I can't get over how talented you are! Such attention to detail and your choice of colors and combinations is terrific! vbaroody@rochester.rr.com

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  33. I like a small bag with a place for my phone and a place for my keys.

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  34. Nice colors and good structure there! I like bags with pockets. I keep making bags for my sister... Rae's Buttercup Bag (also in pleather for my mother), the Margaret sling bag from Oh Fransson, a bento bag I found somewhere online... I like handy bags. dangandblast@gmail.com

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  35. I've only ever made one bag, and it was a lot harder then I thought. To make it ever harder for myself, I used a silk like material for the outside. I finished it for a friend, who loved it, but haven't had the guts to try another one yet. I like big shoulder bags that can be a purse or bookbag.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous colours in your beautiful bag. I have just started making small zippered pouches for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the give away.

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  37. My current bag is a kinda slouchy shoulder bag I made from the most fabulous Sesame Street cord fabric :-D I actually got the fabric for free which makes the bag doubly superb! I love pockets so it has a zip pocket on the outside, 2 zip pockets, 2 slip in and 2 pen pockets on the inside, I'm pocket crayzey!!

    loops at loop-da-loop dot com

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  38. I love the camera bags I made for a trip a few years ago. Very fun. Thank you for the give away.

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  39. I did make my first one and I had a ball doing it..it was confusing at first. I went shopping with my dear dear friends daughter and she picked out some awesome material because loves bright colors and she is getting me hook on them as well
    You did a great job on the purse and I love the colors..

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  40. I have made a number of totes over the years. The one that has been used the most is a scrappy quilted tote that has been the "library bag" for years.

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  41. I am definitely a follower of yours...of course!

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  42. Hi Pat,

    I have made several purses and totes over the years. I like to give them as gifts. My favorite purse to make is about the size of the one that you are giving away. Your "give away" is just beautiful. The winner will be a very lucky lady!

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  43. First off, let me just comment that I ADORE this bag! That said, I have attempted to make a large tote with fabric from the Bliss range, but the handles weren't strong enough. So I unpicked it and turned into a smaller zippered scripture tote, but the invisible zipper didn't turn out well (at least the handles are decent!) So I will attempt it once more before giving up on bag making :( Anyway, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  44. This bag is very cute! :) I have two young daughters, so when I'm looking for a purse/tote - I prefer a bag that keeps my hands free - I like to make sure the strap is long enough to wear over my shoulder or cross body and that the bag itself is large enough to store my phone, wallet, camera, dipes & wipes for my kiddos, as well as a few toys/snacks to entertain the kids.

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  45. This purse is very cute! I love the fabric you chose. I make lots of bags, mostly because I love carrying them. Currently, my favorite bag is a pattern called Two Zip Hipster.

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  46. I've never made a bag! But I think I need to try one out! This is so pretty!
    karie
    lilbirdsmama@yahoo,com

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  47. I love your colour combination.

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  48. Awesome bag! Haven't made too many, but they just gotta have pockets inside.

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  49. I love that this purse is a light color inside so you can find things!!! Awesome!

    christyd8@bellsouth.net

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  50. I'm a follower!!

    christyd8@bellsouth.net

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  51. Oh my gosh! What an absolutely GORGEOUS bag!!!!
    The last tote/purse I made was for my MIL made from different breast cancer fabrics and then machine embroidery was added inside on the pocket and on the outside I embroidered the Dolly Mama breast cancer design and added her monogram. It turned out super cute. We drove to MI to deliver it to her after her reconstructive surgery she had done. For the two previous years she had two mastecomy's because of advanced breast cancer. I filled her purse with all sorts of goodies that were all pink. Shower gel from Ulta Cosmetics was her favorite after she learned there was no bathing or showering for awhile so the scent in the shower gel made her smile when she was forced to taking the 'sink' baths.

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  52. I am now a follower of your blog. Thank you again for the chance to win such a gorgeous bag. Purple is my favorite color so I'd take very good care of it if I win.

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  53. I've made a diaper bag and totes. i love purses with pockets.

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  54. i LOVE that bag!! I've mostly made grocery/tote bags, although I've made myself a purse or two.

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  55. I've made a couple of purses and tote bags. I have one that is a backpack purse that is kind of fun and cute!

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  56. I've made several totes, purse's and large bags. I love making bags and such of all sizes. Your's is super cute. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

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  57. I am a follower now. Your blog is great. : )

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  58. I made two versions of the Mail Sack by Pink Chalk Fabrics - one was the large size and I use it as a book bag; the other was smaller and I use it as a summer purse. I made the straps long on both of them to carry cross-wise. I like my tote bags big but my purses small. Your purse is beautiful!

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  59. Hello Pat! I too am Pat, a middle aged toxicology research technician with AADD (art attention deficit disorder--jumping from one art form or technique to another--all the time!). I have started a tote bag but not finished one (story of my life!). So a finished bag would be great!

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  60. I have only made one purse and it was a felted/crocheted bag. I personally love those bags made out of old sweaters...someday I will make one of those.

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  61. I enjoy making tote bags for presents.

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  62. I always wanted to learn how to make a purse or a bag but never had a person patient enough to teach me. I love a bag that's not to big but yet not to small.
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  63. I became a new follower
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  64. I really need pockets in my purses. I like a thick, long strap so it can comfortably be a shoulder bag.

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  65. I keep thinking I should make a bag because I love all of the ones I see online. But then I chicken out and worry about what could go wrong. Silly, I know! I love the colors. A roomy bag that looks different than what everyone else is carrying is the best!

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  66. I like light linings and lots of pockets in my totes and purses. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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  67. I like kind os cubic bags, but not too big, maybe 20cm wide.
    These bags can have 3 separate compartiments for you to always know where are things :)

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  68. my first purse ever was the size to fit in a small pack of tissues, I made several them for christmas back then, really simple with a small flap, and I used home made cord-slings and buttons to keep them closed. I sewed tiny little beads on them - mine still helps me to have tissues always at hand.

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  69. I've made too many purses to talk about, LOL, but it needs to be sturdily constructed...have nice handles...lots of pockets...and fit all my junk. =) Your bag is adorable. Great fabrics.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  70. I'm following your blog now too...feel free to visit my blog and you can check out a small sample of bags I've made.
    amkreations.blogspot.com

    Have a great day and thanks again!

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  71. I've only made one bag up to now: a summer tote.

    Yours is gorgeous! I love the colours (I'm a big fan of purple).

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  72. Just added myself as a follower. Great stuff! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. I love Lazy Girls Miranda bag, and have made many. Mainly to give away. I love pockets in bags.

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  74. I love bags in general. However, I have an unhealthy fear of zippers. So I have not given any bags a go other than simple totes or drawl strings.

    P.S. This bag is adorable!

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  75. I have become a follower!

    This giveaway has helped me find so many neat blogs like yours that I haven't seen before.

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  76. At the International Quilt Show in Houston, I bought Amy Butler's Spice Market Tote Bag pattern and her Lark fabric. I can't wait to make my first tote!! I'm waiting until after Xmas...so hard! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I'm a bag fanatic!
    I've just made Keyka Lou's Bucket bag and next on my list is Noodlehead's 241 tote

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  78. I'm a new follower - hope you'll come and visit my blog, too!

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  79. I always alter my bags to include zippered pockets on the inside. Helps me stay more organized! LOL Love your beautiful purse!

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  80. Great purse! I made a large one that could double as a diaper bag once.

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  81. Cute bag! I have made a few tote bags to use for the library but that is the extent of me sewing bags. Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  82. I made a couple bags using a pattern, then I made one that I made up as I went along! That is my favorite.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I like a purse to be medium-size, have pockets, and not be so deep that you can't find what you're looking for.

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  84. I love the gorgeous colours you used!
    I like to have pockets in my purses to keep everything separated nicely.

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  85. I like pockets in a purse...I need a place for keys and my phone...plus a zippy one to hide "monthly girl stuff" :-)

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  86. My favorite bags have at least one outside pocket for my keys. I love the fabrics you used!

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  87. i love crossbody bags..i love being handfree..it also has to have at least one pocket either on it or in it :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  88. im a new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  89. The fabrics you used are gorgeous. I love purses/totes with plenty of pockets. Yours fit the bill.

    Pat K.
    tkelley5(at)charter(dot)(com)

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  90. I have made a number of hobo bags for my daughters and their friends from a pattern I've had for years. The first one I made for my daughter received so much attention that pretty soon I was making them for my daughter's friends too. The pattern is pretty simple but I think it's the fabric combination that catches people's eye. My daughter says the original purse I made her still gets comments when she uses it.

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  91. Cute purse! You had me at vera bradley.

    I'm a crocheter/knitter, so my favorite bags are felted & of course, they have to have lots & lots of pockets or divided. I'm also a sucker for matching accessories!

    anastaciaknits(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Found a remnant piece of fabric several years ago that I fell in love with. Much too small to do much with except make a lovely little purse. I get so many comments on it - and am making one for a friend as a result!

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  93. I like the colors of your bag. I usually make potato chip bags and give them away to my family and friends. I rarely make anything and keep for myself.
    deborahbullock6618@gmail.com

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  94. I haven't made a bag...but i think i prefer small...or something large enough to carry library books.
    sntbosch@msn.com

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  95. I love bags in all sizes and designs. Can a girl ever have too many bags?!

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  96. I just made my first purse for myself (the rest have been gifts) and my favorite thing is an unexpected element. The purse I just made is with very loud, modern prints quilted together, but there are two small fabric bows between the rows. It's a fantastic juxtaposition !

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  97. I've only made one tote ever. My first tote was a recent sew alone I joined on another blog. It was a scallop tote (layers of pretty scalloped fabric down the front) and I was so proud of it. :) It's not ideal since I should have added extra pockets on the inside, pockets are awesome, but I was so eager to finish it I forgot to add some. :P

    joanna at lifeinalens dot ca

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  98. The only thing I have ever mde was totes for grocerys so I don't think that counts. I like pockets lots of pockets in my bag! Thanks for a chance to win. Love the colors

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  99. you have a new follower here love the bag

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  100. I like bags with secure inner pockets, pockets that have snaps or zippers. I just feel more secure knowing that someone would really have to work at getting to my wallet or my keys.

    For that same reason, I like long straps on my bags so that I can wear it as a cross-body. It's too easy to grab a bag and pull it right off someone's shoulder.

    Goodness I sound paranoid! lol I guess it comes from liking to travel, and doing things to protect myself and my identification.

    Thank you for the chance to win the bag. I love that fabric! :)

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  101. I loves making hobo bag.
    Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

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  102. I recently made my sister a Dr. Who Tardis bag. Her favorite feature was the Tardis on the front. For me, I always include a key clip on the inside of my bags. It's my favorite feature.
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    deborah (at) savvygirls (dot) ca

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  103. This is a stunning bag! I am making my niece a tote to carry doggie bags and biscuits when she takes her 5 Pugs for a walk. It has a victorian pug picture on the front pocket. The background is Black and white toile.

    mynadala(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I am now a follower of your blog!

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  105. Your choice of fabrics is awesome! I am loving the combination. I have never made a purse, but qualities that I look for include roominess, a strap long enough to carry on my shoulder, and durability!

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  106. I have made several Buttercup bags using this tutorial
    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern/

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  107. I've only made one - the Jane Market bag. It was OK but I need more practice!

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  108. One of my favorite bags to make is the Charm Party Tote....A must-have feature for me is a magnetic closure! Thanks for the chance -- your bag is lovely!

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  109. I love the fabric on this bag. I love a purse with pockets for a cellphone and a place for a planner. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  110. I have never made a bag or tote - I'd love to win the one in the picture.

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  111. My most recently made bag is a bucket bag, and I regret not putting pockets inside. I want to be able to dig through a pile of stuff and come up with what I'm after, but I really need to get back to pockets!

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  112. I've never made a bag or purse....sorry
    Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.
    Kind regards from Germany.
    Claudia
    frauknopf@gmx.de

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  113. I like to have pockets and at least one zipper pocket in a purse. I am always dumping things out by accident otherwise. lol

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  114. You know I haven't really gotten into making purses....

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  115. I made a tote bag last year with a chalkcloth front pocket. The new owner said that her son uses it all the time when he needs something to keep him occupied. I visualized it as an errand or grocery list.

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  116. I made a "buttercup bag". It was adorable, but I haven't attempted it again. I am a self taught sewer, meaning I make a lot of mistakes. Hope to get better soon! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful bag!!!!!
    mattesonfamily6(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Jenn

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  117. I became a follower. I think I could learn from you!

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  118. I am already a follower, but I would love to be included in your giveaway!Please.

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  119. I have just remade an Amy Butler bag, but made it an inch and a bit deeper, and an inch or so narrower, and added zipped pockets, and mobile phone and slip pockets, so it is less Amy, more mammafairy!

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  120. Never made a bag before, or anything for that matter! I am not crafty, therefore I enjoy reading about others crafty adventures!

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  121. I've never made a bag before. But these giveaways are making my fingers itch! I love lots of pockets inside of my purses/bags.

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  122. I like shoulder bags with lots of space to organize.

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  123. I don't sew but I knitted a tote bag as my first knitting project when I started knitting again 4 years ago.

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  124. I loves big bag with lots of pockets.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

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  125. I like bags with lots of pockets. 3 kids and a lot of stuff
    Clunsford at gmail dot com

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  126. I love colorful bags with lots of pockets! The more color, the better. :) Thank you for offering a giveaway!
    Susan
    www.fredsinthehead.blogspot.com

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  127. Love your site! I am now a follower of your blog! Thanks!

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  128. I have never had the courage to tackle bag making. But I am always drawn to the uniqueness of bags of the quality of your beautiful one. Thanks for the chance to 'possibly' own one myself.
    Merry Christmas from Down Under...

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  129. I've made numerous Bow Tucks Totes for my female in-laws and my daughter and her college roomies.

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  130. YAY, I just became a follower!

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  131. Fun bag! I like a big shoulder bag with a zippered pocket and magnetic closure. Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  132. The first bag I made was the Buttercup Bag by Made by Rae. I like the larger version for myself. I made it out of brown wide wale corduroy and added a tab on the inside to put the magnetic closure so the opening could expand when closed.

    sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. I love your bag! I reminds me of Vera Bradley bags. I always carry shoulder bags. I've made several quilted totes, but not a hand bag yet. I just added your blog to my subscriptions.

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  134. Lovely bag, thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
    I made an Amy Butler tote bag once; I still carry it and it is GORGEOUS, but it took FOREVER to make. She definitely is a stickler for details.

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  135. I've made a few bags, and really enjoy playing with the designs. I do buy lots of patterns though, that's how I learn to better my work. Love pockets.

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  136. So far I have made a lot of simple shopping bags only. I do have a diaper bag half way through... that I really should get back to before the baby is actually out of diapers.

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  137. Lovely bag. I've made lots of sizes, usually they get bigger and bigger since I carry a lot of stuff for my two boys. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

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  138. Beautiful tote and in my favorite color! I am almost done with my first Amy Butler Weekender bag!

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  139. I like a nice long strap to go over the shoulder and inside pockets. Oh, and pretty colors!

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  140. I like a long strap, big purse and only little pockets on the sides, thanks for a great giveaway!

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  141. The bag I was most proud of was a diaper bag I made when pregnant with my first child. Once I started using it I realized it was a little small for all the stuff babies seem to need!
    Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful purse!
    Laila
    pixie_shadow@hotmail.com

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  142. I made a purse for one of my daughters using 40 yr old curtains that belonged to my MIL. What a great purse it made...daughter loved having something made with her grandmother's things. On that note, I made a stocking for my youngest grandson and used buttons from my husband's grandmother...so those buttons were grandson's great great grandmother's. So cool!

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  143. I like a medium sized purse. Idon't carry lots of stuff with me. thanks

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  144. I make lots of bags. I really like your design and fabric. I like to have one inside pocket with a zipper to keep important things safe. I often add a inside snap that you can click onto your phone, etc.

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  145. Wonderful purse you've made there. I would really love to win it.
    I like my totes big - use them mostly for groceries. Purses should be middle sized.

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  146. Really cute purse! I have made several purses and totes...some for myself and some for others. I usually can find some good free tutorials online. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. I have designed and made a couple of small purses appropriate for when you just need your keys and license/credit cards. Recently I made a "humungus" tote at a guild class. The shoulder strap was attached in such a way that the bag did not lay flat against your hip...so when I got home I redesigned it. Love the fabrics and style of yours. The size is great as its between the tiny and the big ones I have.
    Nancy

    sewingsalon1@aol.com

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  148. I love spacious bags with lots of pockets. Yours is perfect!

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  149. I love your purse creations! I like to make purses though I haven't done it in a while. I like to have POCKETS inside for organization!

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  150. I haven't made a purse, but I like purses that have room inside for all my stuff... not nec. huge ones, but ones that have a lot of space and compartments.

    thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

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  151. I love pockets and little hidey holes in a purse to keep things organized. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful purse! VermontPines@aol.com

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  152. I love that you put pockets in the purse and of course I always love your color combos! Great job on it!

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  153. I like pockets everywhere on a purse, some with zippers or some type of closures.

    hwcutie@hotmail.com

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  154. I have never made a bag other than simple drawstring bags or totes but I love a bag with pockets so my keys and phone and other small things don't get lost at the bottom of the bag.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  155. I've never made a tote but the most important feature to me is inside pockets!

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  156. For me, the bigger the tote the better-- I carry around SO much stuff! And I need lots and lots of pockets!

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  157. How beautiful! Something about these colors just inspire me...


    aaminah1964 at gmail dot com

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  158. I always look for smaller/medium sized black bags made from soft materials (I don't like leather) that have short straps (just one please!).
    blackasphodel@yahoo.com

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  159. Became a follower! :)
    blackasphodel@yahoo.com

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  160. I have yet to make a bag, but I love a bigger bag, a little slouchy with a lot of organization!
    chacoyaguayo(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you for the opportunity;)

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  161. I have made a small tote for my knitting supplies.

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  162. My first purse was made from a pattern my SIL brought back from vacation along with the wooden handles. I have made several variations of the purse over the years including a diaper bag in denim lined with plastic that lasted for 7-8 years before the plastic went. The last few purses have been yarn-knit or crochet-and then fabric lined with lots of pockets. Soft, packable and easy to carry.

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  163. Pockets are important for me. I like having everything organized.

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  164. What a striking gorgeous bag. I have only made one bag. I just finished knitting a bag which I need to felt and put the finishing touches on. I am excited to see how it turns out. My first ever felt project.

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  165. I like the fabrics you've chosen. I like bags with a light colored lining to make it easier to find things within.

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  166. I really like the colors!
    -Heather W.S.

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  167. I love this bag - it is so my colors! What I love in a bag is a double handle -- one short to make it a handbag and then the option of a long, cross body one as well. If not that -- then I like a generous shoulder bag. A must is an outside pocket to slip keys in. And I also like to have inner pockets for cell phone, etc. on BOTH of the inside walls, not just one! Yeah -- I am picky about my purses!

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  168. I have made one bag and really want to make more.. mine was a small hipster type.. ended up being to small for my needs

    Your bag is striking beautiful!

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  169. I've only really made one bag - the miranda bag from lazy girl designs - and a couple of simple totes. I like lots of pockets, enclosed seams, and unless it is just a clutch, any tote bag needs to be big enough to carry a binder (I'm a teacher)

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  170. I am a new follower to your blog - love the green and purple combination in this purse!

    Sarah

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  171. I think I've missed the deadline! I saw your giveaway at lunchtime today but work blocks the audio captchha so I couldn't post a comment :( and it was sew night at quilt club tonight so I've just got back home... too late! But I wanted to comment anyway because I'm also in the Finger Lakes area and will follow your blog as soon as I've posted this comment!

    Giles (Touch And Sew / touchandsew.blogspot.com / giles.turnbull@gmail.com)

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