Thursday, June 4, 2009

Multi Tasker Tote - a Sewing gift for Julie

Rightly named the Multi-Tasker Tote, this is a new sewing pattern by Anna Maria Horner.

My darling daughter Julie, spied the unopened pattern several weeks ago and knew she would like it for several reasons.

Her biggest reason: Large exterior pockets which could hold a child's sippy cup!
(see picture below)

Julie has all but given up on me giving her this tote bag!

For a while I was getting phone calls and Facebook messages asking if I had her purse finished. I'd reply, "almost done".

Three days later I'd reply "it is ready, but I want to show it to someone" and finally " I need to carry it a few times to see if it is comfortable".

A few days ago, she phoned to ask if I'd mind sending her a PICTURE of it ......which I did.

I can't hold on to it much longer before she'll consider the belated Birthday Gift a hand-me-down! Therefore, I'll be removing my keys & wallet any day now!

It has 4 corner pockets ( like a pool table) and interior pockets too!

My hat goes off to the Designer! It is an easy, yet interesting purse to sew. The pocket pattern piece(say that fast 3 times) goes together with the exterior & lining panels in a unique method.

It requires only basic sewing skills. If you would like to purchase the pattern click here.
If you have any questions about the pattern feel free to contact me.

Julie gets matching Glam Bag too!



Fabric used for this purse is Fortune - chocolate and Cathedral - zinnia by Anna Maria Horner

18 comments:

  1. The Fabric combinations is Off The Hook!! Lucky Julie!

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  2. While I love my swing bag and have gotten a lot of use and compliments out of it, I am ready to retire it for the summer. I can't wait to finally take custody of my new Multi-Tasker Tote my talented mother has been holding ransom!

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  3. Compliments will get you everywhere Kiddo!

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  4. LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!! I like the choice in fabric too! Julie is very lucky!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

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  5. This is great...I wasn't a fan of this bag from the picture on the pattern, but the fabrics you used really made me think I might like it! Nice job!

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  6. what a lovely bag I always wanted to be able to make purses and such maybe i will give it a whirl, I found you through SITS!! and will be back to check out your great creations!

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  7. I love the tote - so boho and fabulous! Such talent :)

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  8. I love this tote...pockets on the outside are a must! Great job with your blog...so creative.

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  9. Just stopping over from SITS. Congrats on winning the necklace there. This handbag is beautiful. Love the fabric! Come visit. I post marital secrets for young wives and mothers. I have a give-a-way going on right now. Come enter!

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  10. Just found your site through SITS and I must say I'm glad I did. I absolutely love it! I read about Anna Marie Horner in one of my Home Companion Magazines and feel in love.

    I do have a question though. I have only sewn twice: both were bags for my little one's. Do you think this would be a chanallenge to tackle?

    Thanks.

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  11. ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS ARE JUST LOVELY! I WISH I COULD SEW...MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE LEARNING! YOUR TUTORIALS ARE VERY HELPFUL, THANK YOU! COMING BY FROM SITS!

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  12. Congrats on your prize win from SITS.
    You are blessed with amazing talent!
    I'm jealous. I worked on a felt applique project - a Christmas stocking for my daughter.
    The package said it was easy. Not for me. It took me about five months to complete it. The sewing was the toughest part.
    I'll have to check out your sewing tips!

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  13. I LOVE Anna Marie Horner and Amy Butler fabrics! I'm making quilts for everyone in my family this years (shhhhhhhhhh!) and their fabrics was the initial motivation for deciding to make them. I love the purses. Great job!

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  14. I think your purses are cute:) luv the fabrics..I just bought a sewing machine and learning how to sew..Soo glad I found your blog:) coming through from SITS!!

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  15. Cute!!

    From a Sitsa :D Have a wonderful day

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    Dawn

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  17. Great choice of fabrics; beautiful job! Thanks for stopping by my corner.

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