Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Giveaway Day: bold eco tote in a new design!


~~~ This giveaway has now ended. ~~~

I love this time of the year -- it's Sew Mama Sew's GIVEAWAY DAY!  I'm super-excited to participate, and to give away this eco tote in my brand new design!




This eco-friendly tote is designed and handmade by me, and features a bold geometric patterned canvas, reclaimed black denim, and a reclaimed cotton lining. . . .


You know I love preaching about reclaiming fabrics for new uses. (Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my tutorials for reclaiming shirts if you haven't yet!)  Here's another prime example of a shirt becoming a new bag lining. . . .

it even has a welt pocket!  fancy!

Using reclaimed fabrics brings such a unique twist and character to an item. . . .

 it has a denim pocket, too!


. . . which makes this eco tote a one-of-a-kind item!


It measures a roomy 14" tall, 15" wide, and the cotton webbing handles are a nice 14" drop.  The bag is interfaced with fleece for extra body and sturdiness.  The tote closes with a magnetic snap.

Wanna win this tote?

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment below, answering the following question. . .

Where would  you like to take this bag, if you could go anywhere on this planet?  
A vacation?  Shopping?  Library?  Time travel?  Do tell!




Of course, I'd love it if you would share this giveaway with your friends and followers on social media. . . I've got some handy share buttons below!  :)

***** Giveaway fine print:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.  I am so sorry that I cannot open the giveaway to international readers at this time.
***** This giveaway will be open from Wednesday, December 9th, until Sunday, December 13th at 3 p.m. CST.  At that time, I will draw one lucky winner using a random number generator, and will post the winner's name on Sunday evening.  Yippee!


Be sure to check out all the other fabulous handmade giveaways and sewing + craft supplies giveaways at Sew Mama Sew!

Thanks for dropping by!




57 comments:

  1. Anywhere, really??? Then beach vacation is!! This type would be fabulous book bag for my novel a day beach week?

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  2. This bag would go with me EVERYWHERE! My life is a crazy adventure, so I dare not add more to it! I can see it paired with jeans and sweaters making this homeschool momma a bit more fashion forward. And the fact that it's in my fave color combo is icing on the cake!

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  3. This bag would be fabulous for shopping trips to Palm Springs! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  4. I second the beach! But actually the YMCA pool is about as close as I'm getting to open water these days! Thanks for doing a giveaway, love your work! Cmchin1 at gmail

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  5. This would be perfect for toting something cool to drink, a book, and sunglasses on a beach vacation! I love your reclaiming, repurposing inspiration!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I'd take it to a farmer's market in Europe...dream big! :)

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  7. I would take this bag on vacation with me to a beach, ideally Hawaii but realistically the beach at Sandbridge, VA. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely bag.

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  8. It's gorgeous! It would become my library bag. I just so happen to work at a library!

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  9. I would take this great bag on a plane to texas to visit my friend in Austin. I need to hug her neck! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. What a beautiful bag! Truthfully, the bag would really become my carry all bag. I would just go everywhere with it! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  11. I'm thinking maybe a cross country trip of the US, ending up in Alaska would be just the ticket! :D
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Well if I could take it anywhere, I would take it to Alaska since I've always wanted to go there! Otherwise it would make a lovely library bag or everyday carry-my-kids-junk bag :)

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  13. If I could take it anywhere... Hmmm a huge US road trip.

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  14. Probably the library for now... but someday maybe a fun trip! :)

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  15. Time travel! It would be so interesting to meet people from the past. But in reality, I would use it for a great library tote.

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  16. Such a fun tote! I'd take it home for Christmas, quite literally over the river and through the woods (and 400 miles of west-texas plains) to Grandmother's house I'll go! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I would be carry it everyday around town, but I would love to carry it to Hawaii!

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  18. I would love to use it to transport some of my embroidery supplies!

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  19. A beach on the ocean, as I've lived in the midwest for the last 11+ years. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I'm torn between it being the perfect beach bag and it being perfect for an extravagant shopping trip through Paris or Rome :)

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  21. I think a vacation to Switzerland and Italy would be perfect!

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  22. I would take it with me to see my mom. :)

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  23. Love your tote! I'd use it as a carryon bag when I travel. I'd go see my son, who is in the USMC close to San Diego, then to see my Mom and sister in Oklahoma, then to see a childhood friend in Alaska.

    Awesome giveaway!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I would take it with me on a trip to Greece and Italy! Or Japan...or Spain....or Ireland.... Ok anywhere, really:)

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  25. The beach! Its a bit cool for me right now, and I need to warm up and relax with the sound of the ocean and a cool drink in my hand.

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  26. Lovely tote! I would bring it to the libaray....I have so many books.
    awesomeabby08@gmail.com

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  27. SO many uses for the tote bag!! I wish I could time travel...I'd sure take it with me!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I'd love to take it shopping to Missouri Quilt Co :)

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  29. Italy and Greece are dream trips for me.

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  30. I think it would travel nice to Australia.

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  31. Time travelling sounds great, especially if it's a TARDIS bag and bigger on the inside... :)

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  32. I love this bag! I would fill this with my favorite things like books, hand sewing, adult coloring pages, crosswords, etc. and take it with me on a beach vacation. :)

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  33. This is a fantastic bag!
    I would take it on a trip to see my kids that live on the East coast (I live in California)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. That would be the perfect beach bag. I spend a lot of time at the beach because the weather is amazing in my neck of the woods.

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  35. Time Travel! I would go on an adventure with Dr. Who!

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  36. On vacation to a cabin in the woods! (in my dreams)

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  37. I would like to fill this with goodies, board a plane, and gift it to my sister! She is crazy for eco-bags and I miss her so. Thank you for the lovely giveaway:)

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  38. On a plane to Liberty of London, London then on to Bury St Edmunds to visit my Son

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  39. Right now since it's freezing outside; a nice sunny and warm vacation spot like my favorite beach.

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  40. I'd love to take this tote on a vacation...maybe Croatia, or maybe to the cook islands. :)

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  41. This is a fabulous bag! I really, really like it. Thank you for the giveaway. I would take it to visit my home island of Saipan. (Or anywhere, really.)

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  42. It looks perfect for my crafts everywhere!

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  43. I'd take it everywhere with my kids who make wherever you are adventurous.

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  44. I would fill it with surpises for my Daughter...& go visit her in NC!!! She would get the Surprise...& I would still KEEP the Tote!! LOL (I am a total Tote Addict!! giggle) LOVE your Tote..& would be most honored to Win it! Thanks for the chance! :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!

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  45. This bag would go with me to the library. I love books.

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  46. I would love to take this to the beach in a tropical setting!

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  47. I go to a lot of dance competitions with my daughter. This would hold a lot of my gear! Thanks.

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  48. I would go to Italy with this one! (I'm in VA)

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  49. I have always wanted to go to Australia.

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  50. Oh, I need a new purse ! This could be my everywhere bag !

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  51. This wonderful bag would accompany me on my travels. The perfect color combo!

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  52. I would take the wonderful bag to The Festival of Quilts to hold all my purchases. I love black and white!

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  53. This bag is awesome. I really want to visit Australia!

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  54. I'd love to take this bag on my next sistercation, to ODESSA!! But until then, I'm gonna take it everywhere: work, thrift stores, grocery shopping. And it's gonna be crammed full with diapers, wipes, my wallet,makeup, nerd glasses, and scissors on a string. Hope I win!!!

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  55. I'd love to take it to Scotland and pick up pottery on the beaches!

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