Readers Project: LisaMarie’s African Animals Tote Bag

By Alanda / December 12, 2017

Note From Alanda Craft: I love the African animals that LisaMarie has featured on her tote bag, and the co-ordinating fabric really suits the theme. Giraffes are Paula’s favourite animal, mine is the majestic Elephant. As you see in LisaMarie’s comment, she used 10″squares instead of the 5″ that we used in the tutorial, and they look great because you can see so much more of the featured animal. You have done a great job with your first tote bag LisaMarie, and we look forward to seeing more projects from you in the future.

LisaMarie says:

My first tote bag!!! I didn’t have any rope or wool to be able to do the couching but plan to do that on the next one. Also I used four 10×10 panels instead of 5 inch squares. This matched up perfect with your instructions. Besides, I had cut up my husbands favorite pillowcase and felt bad about it so I made home a tote to keep his magazines in!!! I’m so proud of this bag. Thank you so much for guiding me through this project. The boxing is slightly off but with practice I’m sure I’ll get better.

  • Photo showcasing the outside of the bag with the African animal print.

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  • Photo showing the inside lining and the contrasting handles.

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  • Photo showing the base of the tote bag with the boxed corners.

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