Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Homemade Trapper Keeper / Notebook Tote thingy

Good Morning,
I thought I'd post one of the things I've whipped up on the ol' sewing machine. It's my trapper keeper-esque notebook tote! It's made with Heather Bailey fabric. Gosh, I love her fabrics! I love this carrier and made it for myself, but it was recently "adopted" by my 9 year old niece. She feels so grown up with it. When I told her she could have it, she just pranced around carrying it. Gosh, I love kids... I told her no one else in the world will have one. Which is completely true, there may be something similar out there, but I made this out of my own need and the specifications are my own--no pattern used. It even has a little pencil/pen pocket on one side. I just measured, cut and sewed it up as best as I could. I'm no sewing expert, by any means--just a girl with a passion for handmade items, sewing and fabrics. So, I even surprised myself. I have not used many patterns--in fact, I can only think of one pattern I've used. It was for a shirt and it turned out really nice. I was proud of this little tote though. Even without a pattern, or a ton of sewing experience (I still classify myself as a beginner) it turned out looking quite professional. Or is that just my opinion? Ha! I will miss you tote, but I think K. will love you more and take good care of you.

This is the side with the velcro for opening it.
The inside view. Just a standard 3-ring binder inserted. Which is nice because you can wash this as needed.


  1. This post makes me smile. I can just picture your niece with her new "briefcase." Very pretty fabric, and great idea.

  2. This is such a clever idea...I love the look of journal covers, but don't journal. I might have to do something like this :p

  3. What a great idea! I love the fabric you used!


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