Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The world's most ginormous tote

A while back my sister asked me to make a new gym bag for her.  She thought a simple tote would work fine.  I already had some Ikea fabric on hand that I purchased for another project, but never used.  I thought it would be fun try the Reversible Everyday Shopper tote from the Amy Butler Style Stitches bag book.

Now, I knew this bag would be large, but it was comically huge when I started putting it together.  I'm not sure this will work for a gym bag for my sister unless she is toting small children.  We might have to rework the design.  The pattern was relatively easy to follow, although it did use a mile of interfacing like all Amy Butler bags.  I'm happy with the results despite the fact that it is ginormous.  It would be a perfect bag to take to the farmers' market. 






39 comments:

  1. Lol! So cute! Just in case she needs to tote small children!

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  2. It`s a great bag! Love the fabric and the goodies inside!

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness. I love your pictures! That's awesome you had a small child on hand to demonstrate scale. :D:D

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  4. Hilarious!
    I made the bag last spring, and feel the same way - my 5 year old could nearly climb in!

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  5. Oh, too funny, Kati!!!! You're right, that pattern is ginormous - maybe Amy ought to relabel it as a child carrying bag! I can't imagine that bag as a shopping bag, my arms would get sore from all it could hold! I love that stripey fabric you used, it's so cute. :)

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  6. Eeep, that IS huge! But I'm sure I could fill that sucker up. Love that you put your kids in a bag. I'm sure they thought it was the most fun photo shoot!

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  7. Ha! Thats hilarious! Demon child does look particularly sweet in those pictures though :0)

    I was thinking of making the large version of the reversible sunday sling bag, I think I will check the final measurements super carefully now!

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  8. Oh my! I haven't made that tote yet, but had heard it was enormous!! The resulting pictures you have are priceless though! Love that fabric :-)

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  9. too funny...thank you for the morning chuckle! love the baby bag!

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  10. this just made my morning! I think work will be much easier to take today. Thanks for the smile!

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  11. That's HILARIOUS!!!! I just finished the cosmo bag and it too is HUGE!!!!! I did a post in it the other night. It's almost as wide as my.fridge. I'm SOO sticking my daughter in the bag and getting a picture that way!!!! : }

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  12. Now that is a picture that would put a smile on anyone's face.....

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  13. Hilarious, Kati! Think of all the things you could smuggle in that bag...

    Great fabric!

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  14. That is adorable! I made a tote bag that can also hold a child! It's great for carrying quilt projects in!

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  15. ADORABLE!!! I do not know which I like better, the bag or the cute baby :)

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  17. Love the bag,but love more the "grocery" inside!!! lol

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  18. That is belly-laugh funny -- feels good -- thanks!

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  19. Oh how much I giggled at this! Lovely (if, and you're right it is absolutely ginormous!) bag ... great pics!

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  20. SUCH a cute bag and the cutest model ever!!!

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  21. You've just invented a new toddler carry bag - genious! Jxo

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  22. Hahahhahaa - it took me a second glance at the first pic to realize that there was a child in there! I need this bag to entertain my own toddler. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us...

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  23. What a fun post. You're so right about the size. I made a lot of these bags already, they make really great gifts, but I made mine smaller from the beginning. Just seeing how huge the pattern pieces were made me decide to go smaller and I love how they turned out.

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  24. Well it looks like a great bag, and you couldn't have taken any cuter photos!

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  25. The tote is usefull and pretty but .... the baby is super adorable!

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  26. Haha! Now I don't feel so bad for accidentally making a bag that my child fits in either. Oops!

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  27. Oh, that is too cute. And personally, I think all bag patterns should be required to include a photo of an average-size person toting the bag, so that we can get a sense of its size!

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  28. okay, spill: what's that stripe fabric? LOVE.

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  29. Chuckle. What a good way to give it scale - it is seriously huge!

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  30. Ba ha ha ha - I love the photos to show scale. Toddler Tote! I also lurve IKEA home dec fabric. Best deal in town.

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  31. Now tell me who is going to carry it after its filled.

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  32. Serious cuteness over there. I just got a bag as a gift and i was wondering if little Zoe would fit in it. It was huge too. Not only did you think it, you took a picture of your little one in the act. Love it!!!

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  33. lol I cracked up when I realized there really was a child in there! Love the fabric you chose. That is a large tote indeed but it looks great!

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  34. All AB bags seem to be super big! I wonder if it's because she's 6 ft tall and makes things to fit the scale of her body.

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  35. I can't stop smiling, those pictures are great! I think it will make a great gym bag ... then again, just think of what you could sneak into the movies with that thing!

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  36. Adorable! It took me a minute to see the little one in there. Such fun!

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  37. So funny, I would have been tempted to put a zip on it too though!

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