BOOK REVIEW: BAGS AND TOTES by Liz Johnson & Anne Adams

Have you come across this book? I think I bought my copy a year or so ago. I flip through it every now & then and must tell you that I have not yet made one of these totes or bags……..but that is NOT because they are not fabulous. No, it is simply a matter of time and other sewing projects higher on my personal To Do list (pretty sure you know the feeling well)…….one day for sure.















Back cover of the book above: there are 10 bags or totes for you to choose from and make using the clear pics and instructions given in the book. NO fussy pattern tracing or cutting out of paper patterns is required.

And who are the talented women behind this great book? Liz Johnson and Anne Adams are the sister duo from Portland, Oregon who started the very successful and popular website Sew4Home in 2009.

And I think my favourite tote in the book is this one below. Still trying to stumble across some gorgeous green vinyl like that…… day this bag will be seen on my shoulder!


Thank you, Liz and Anne for such a useful and tote/bag inspiration.

If you have not yet discovered, you should hop on over as it is a total sewer’s delight.  We love Janome, they love Janome………..ENJOY!



About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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3 Responses to BOOK REVIEW: BAGS AND TOTES by Liz Johnson & Anne Adams

  1. gaylefz says:

    I also have this book, love looking thru it but as yet havent done any of the projects.
    Thanks for this site I really enjoy getting the emails from Janome I have learnt so mch,
    I have two Janome machines and love both of them
    Happy days to you all at Janome Canada
    GayleZ Australia


  2. Sue says:

    How/where do I purchase one of these books? Looks amazing.


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