• Denise - Sunflower and Stripes Tote Bag - Swoon Ethel XL | Beccabug.com
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    Denise Totes Ma Goats

    I named this bag with a phrase that describes how I feel about my Sister-in-Law, Denise. 🙂 When her name comes up on my caller ID, I’m excited to answer. I love talking to her. She is strong and adventurous and I admire her very much. I have been wanting to try a sized up Ethel for a while now. Ethel is such an elegant pattern. Simple and beautiful. I knew she would be great if she could hold even more stuff! I sized the pattern up by 130% and I was not disappointed. We are talking Michelle Pfieffer in One Fine Day; everything you could possibly need at your fingertips.…

  • Pink/Black Paris - Swoon Ethel | BeccaBug.com
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    Jumeaux (Twins)

    I loved how my first twin bags turned out and so I had to do it again! I’ve been saving this Paris fabric for the perfect project. These bags are true mirror images of each other. The outside of one bag is the other bag’s lining and vice versa. I added hardware to the handles. It gives it a twinkle and lets the handles lay down flat to the sides when you’re rummaging for your keys. And speaking of keys, how about a matching key fob to go with? Yes, si vous plait! Update: My friend bought these matching bags for her daughter and her BFF.

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    Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

    I first had the idea to do two matching bags on my first try at a Swoon Ethel. My grandmother’s name is Ethel and this pattern looked like a sweet, simple bag. I’m not a very strict person with myself as I sew. I fit the pieces where they would fit and ran with it. What that means is that these bags are identical on the outside, but not so much on the inside. The first set of yellow and gray color scheme just flowed together. A sweet, simple bag indeed. I pictured them as a Mother Daughter set or BFF bags or even Sisters. Someone you wanted to stay connected…