Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day {Sew}

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I wanted to make something for my mom and for my mom-in-law.  I, personally, ALWAYS appreciate a handmade gift!  They take thought, time, and effort, which is always appreciated... especially by moms.  So, for Mother's Day this year, I chose to make the Grocery Tote on page 174 of One Yard Wonders for each of our moms. 

While my husband and I split the grocery shopping duties in our family, our moms do all of the shopping in their relationships. These totes were pretty easy to make and one yard of fabric per tote was exactly enough (with a few inches to spare). The Alexander Henry mocca fabric is definately a statement and a bit more fashionable than your average Publix or Kroger tote bag ;).  I used decor weight fabric for this project to make the bags more durable.  I think these totes would also be super cute to carry to the beach or while running errands around town. You could even use them to carry your stuff for a picnic or overnight getaway. The possibilites are endless!

I am in love with this fabric print and ordered more of the decor weight fabric from Hawthorne Threads yesterday!  I can't wait for it to arrive.  I think I'm going to make Amy Butler's Weekender Travel Bag and Sweet Harmony Tote with it.  Those are going to be long term projects though, since I want to finish my quilt first.  Stay tuned for posts about those projects in the future! 

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