Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Explorer Tote...making #2

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A few weeks ago I made the Explorer Tote by Noodlehead as a class model. I love how it turned it out and recently started to make a working model so that I can show it as class progresses in a few weeks.
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I got all the pieces cut out and started the fusing process. This is the part that I dislike...fusing on the interfacing seems to take forever but is an important part of the process.
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I love this fabric. It's a duck cloth type fabric, so a little heavier than what I used for the "Paris" mode. I wanted to see how it worked up. I still used the fusible fleece on the back and front, and the heavy interfacing everywhere else. It was hard to stop working on it!

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This pattern has a great feature...a set of tabs so you can keep track of what you have cut and how many. I found this to be really helpful when cutting each of them and also when marking these pieces for the upcoming class. I will sew together a few more things before class, but decided to wait until the class was closer so it would be fresher in my mind for the class.

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I guess I really do need 2 Explorer Totes, right?


Kathy S. said...

Love your tote fabrics. And yes, you do need two of them. LOL.

Karen said...

When you love bags, you just can't have too many, right? Both of these are so cute.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I write on strips of paper, and keep them with each part, so that I can remember what it is. It sure helps.