Friday, September 9, 2011

Flip-Flop Bag

I have another finish for this week’s UFO Busters Club! This poor tote was a gift for someone (who shall remain nameless because now I’m thinking of keeping the bag!). It was going to be a beach tote and I bought a cute beach towel with embroidered flip-flops to go with it. I spent one night working on this bag at a Sew-In. Then I decided I like making quilts much better and bags are too hard and who wants a stupid handmade tote bag anyway.

But it was on my UFO list so I pulled it out this week. 2 hours later I was done! Oh my! I don’t know what took me so long to finish this bag! I could have easily finished it and given it as a gift like I planned. Then I looked at it harder. Who would carry around this ugly looking bag? It looks homemade. It looks like the handles will pop off as soon as you pick it up. Besides, the pocket barely fits my hands.

Maybe I’ll just try it out tomorrow, I thought, just to test it out. Maybe it will grow on me.

It did! I’ve been carrying it around for three days now. I love it! The handles have stayed put, although I might reinforce them again. I have a few thoughts on what I did wrong and what I did right and maybe next time I decide to make a bag it won’t take me over 2 years to complete it!

Go to Susan’s blog to check out what my fellow UFO Busters have been up to this week!


  1. That is soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!

  2. Cute bag!! I have several projects waiting for my attention but am working on Christmas gifts instead of UFOs for now.


  3. It's a darling bag!! It would be perfect for using by the pool or at the beach :)

  4. Well done Jen! Isn't it funny what we can learn from a UFO? (once we tackle it)

  5. I love the bag. I don't blame you for keeping it. It would be hard to let that one go.

  6. Cute, cute, cute!! The next one will be sooooooo much easier, promise!!

  7. Jen, that bag is gorgeous.. I wouldn't mind betting you will get orders for more..


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