Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cathedral Windows tote bag


I said I would make a Christmas tote bag and that I did.
Well this is one of the few I actually have in mind to make before the holidays..
This was not an easy bag to make and I actually had to finish it by hand since the thickness of it kept overloading my sewing machine engine and I broke off several needles.
A cathedral windows by nature is thick but making it into a bag had its challenges.
I could not box off the corners because I did not want to cut off the bottom cathedrals so the bag is not roomy but it is roomy enough to carry my school books.
I had to put the trim on by hand because it was too much thickness for my machine.
Overall I am pleased.
Though I felt that the handle should be a cathedral windows handle, I did not feel like cutting up more squares so I made a quilted handle like the ones I make for my other bags.

20 comments:

solomi558 said...

Cathedral window is lovely , I have not seen it used for a bag------cottonreel

Karen said...

Beautiful bag!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty

Yvette said...

You are the queen of Cathedral Windows! It looks great!

grendelskin said...

It's beautiful! I can't believe you used it for a tote, you are so very brave (and you must have some impressive callouses)!

JustCindy said...

How cute! You will enjoy using it.

Anina said...

OK, time to take the Cathedral Windows project out again.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

That is awesome!!! How creative! ;) I love cathedral windows, it is one of my favorite patterns. :)

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love it, so pretty

Barb said...

I have always loved that pattern....you have done a wonderfl job with the bag.

Carrie P. said...

It is beautiful and I love the pom pom trim.

Contented Caroline said...

What a good idea - I hadn't thought of cathedral window as a bag - how lucky the recipient will be.

Pat said...

What a GREAT idea for a bag, even though it was a bit troublesome to make!

SewCalGal said...

What a beautiful bag. I love it! Inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Julia said...

My third comment here today...catching up!
That is a beautiful bag Betsy..., it so lovely!
Julia ♥

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Betsy! You will be the envy of everyone who sees you carrying that great bag!

Kim D. said...

Wow, that's a beautiful bag.

Beena said...

It is just beautiful!

Cindy said...

What a pretty tote. I've always been so afraid of Cathedral Windows. Fiesta, are they extremely hard?

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Christmas quilt (quilted bag). I hope you'll enter it in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com