Make Three Totes / Purses With One Charm Pack!


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  • Cindy Etzkorn

    I am in the middle of trying to make this tote and the video does not work. Please help!!!

  • Joan

    i have just made this in pretty pink florals and checks for my granddaughter and it worked out wonderfully. Thank you for clear and no fuss instructions. I have just sent your link to a friend who is recovering after an illness. Your tutorials may hasten her recovery inspiring her back to the sewing machine

    • JenM

      Hi Joan…pink florals and checks sounds so cute! Wishing your friend a speedy recovery! Thanks for sharing.

  • Laurie

    I was wondering if you would consider doing a tutorial on a charm pack tote that is bigger (maybe 24 or 36 squares)?? I would love to make a bigger one to haul all my quilting things to my classes! Thanks. I LOVE your tutorials!

    • JenM

      Thanks! You could try adding more charm squares and rows to get the size you desire. Or, try the same process using Layer Cakes (10″ squares) Have fun!

  • Sabrina Paynter

    I love your tutorial. I have made a few bags for myself and have never really found a pattern I have liked. This is perfect!! When you make the straps have you ever thought of trying the bias tape maker? I have found that it really helps be to make the straps straight. JMHO.

    • JenM

      That’s a great idea! Thanks, Sabrina. Have fun!

  • anne

    Just spent the evening making a bag. So great to have you on the computer showing me what to do! It went together beautifully. Thankyou.

    • JenM

      We’re so glad you can sew along with Jenny!

  • Janice Petsch

    I can’t thank you enough Jenny. I enjoyed making this little tote. I have got so much out of watching your tutorials . I made the friendship braid quilt. I wish I would have started sewing when I was younger. Now on to my next tote.

    Janice Petsch

    • JenM

      We’re so glad you’re having fun with these projects, Janice! Never too late to start a new hobby. Enjoy!

  • Susan Kobrin

    I made this great little bag, but I shortened the straps by about 10″. I had it all together and I didn’t like straps that long so I shortened them. Looks awesome, and was easy and fun to do! Thanks, Jenny for some great & fun instructions.

    • JenM

      Glad you enjoyed it and made it fit to your taste!

  • Goldie

    Jenny: Last month I was given an old Jones sewing machine. I dont know why but the owner was going to throw it away! It called to me 🙂
    Today I made a tote bag following your tutorial every step of the way. It took me almost 6 hours,cutting with scissors, sewing and pressing and I cant tell you how pleased I am with it.
    Its not perfect, rather like me, buts its just fab!
    Thank you for being a wonderful teacher…………now………whats next!

    • JenM

      That’s awesome, Goldie! And, no worries about perfection. This is YOUR art! Have fun.

  • Amy Clausen

    Hi Jenny – I love this tutorial! I actually changed it to be used with a mini charm pack (well, I took charms and cut them down), and made it into a wine bottle bag! I’ll post pics in the forum. Amy 🙂

    • JenM

      Very cool idea, Amy!!

  • Isabelle Fluette

    Please, somebody stop me! I made three of those adorable bags as presents, and now I’m making one for myself. All this in a week! Thanks again for your generosity in making these tutorials, I’m a huge fan of MSQC :))

    • JenM

      Don’t stop…at least not until you make that one for yourself!! These are lovely!

  • Linda

    I love this pattern and you did such a great job explaining everything. Thank you here’s my first Quilted bag I’ve ever made.

  • Enchanted

    I just finished making a tote using the disappearing nine patch with pane. I made some changes to make it a bit sturdier (e.g., double stitching on the handles etc) because I know I will load it down. Thank you so much for helping me to get back my passion for quilting. Your tutorials make it so easy and if I forget, you are always there 24/7 Thank you so much.

  • Kathy Lund

    Can you use pre quilted mateial

  • Debbi

    My daughter is 37 and decided she wanted to learn to sew. Her first project was the jelly roll race quilt. She has since made 4 quilts one being your double sliced layer cake. I am so proud of her. I used this tutorial to make her the cutest bag out of bobbins and bits fabric. She now has a place to put scissors, tape measure, pins etc in when she comes to my house for a sew in. These are the cutest!!!

    • JenniferMSQC

      What a sweet gift, Debbi. Lucky daughter for sure!

  • Vi

    HI Jenny..going to try and make me a bag for work. Do I need to use a walking foot to make the bag? Thanks for all your tutorials.

  • Margaret

    Does anyone have instruction on how to add a simple flap closure for this bag I have no idea how to do Thanks

    • Carol-Ann Ganzel Sink

      I am going to use a bit of Velcro .

  • Jeanne Kylander Greenwald

    I love your tutorials and spotted something in this one that really interested me. You’re using a gadget for your large thread – what is it and where can I find one? Please and Thank You! I’ve always wanted to learn to quilt and am a total newbie. Have just finished two bags – this one and the big bag using the jelly roll strips. They are too cute. Now I’m going to start my very first quilt, yikes! Thank goodness I get to have you by my side. 😉

  • Tammy Brown-Zimmerman

    I just finished my first bag. I had no charm squares so I cut some that were a bit larger squares and added an extra row and an an extra square to make the bag bigger for my daughter Taekwando equipment. I am so pleased with how the bag turned out. Thank you so Much!

    • JenniferMSQC

      That’s great news, Tammy! Bet she loves it! Be sure to share pics on our Facebook or Pinterest!

  • Barb Fraser

    I love your tutorials which I discovered on YouTube when I needed help binding a quilt. I just finished my first bag and am so pleased with it. Thank you so much – I wish Missouri was a bit closer to Australia!

    • JenniferMSQC

      We wish you were closer, too, Barb! Maybe some day you’ll make it for a visit!

  • Kathy Cassidy

    What charm pack did Jenny use in the tote she assembled?

  • Lynn

    Jenny, I know I’m not totally alone, but I need a cross body strap. This bag allows me to do that, and I’m making one right now that will have a small pocket on the front.

  • Mary Ciro

    I made a tote for my granddaughter and she loves it. Thanks, your instructions and video was a great help.

  • Ellen McCarthy

    Do you have written directions OR do we have to write them down ourselves?