Embroidered panel – Carousel Carry-All Tote Bag II


I know that I had not planned to make any more bags, other than the Multi-purpose tech/tablet bag for the workshop at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground, but then things in my house rarely go according to plan!

I had set up the embroidery unit on my Brother 4000D sewing machine and enjoyed creating some lovely embroideries for use on Christmas gifts. One of the designs was a heart shape with various items associated with the word “Crafty”. I had stitched this out on a spare piece of denim (left over from the bias hem frilled skirt) and wondered how I could incorporate it into a project.

Aha! A Carousel Carry-All Tote bag would be ideal.

This time I reduced the height of the bag slightly so that it is more square in shape. I used Brass O rings for attaching the handles and finished with a Brass twist lock and lots of contrast top-stitching which co-ordinated with the embroidery.

I will be teaching a workshop for this bag sometime next year so this version will be an ideal demonstrator for the many different types of fabric that can be used together with an example of personalisation.

Now, back to the sewing room to finish my Christmas blouse….