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Tiny Kawaii Totes + Giveaway

December 10th, 2013

My ears always perk up when I hear the word kawaii (thank you Gwen Stefani!), and recently my eyes perked up when I read that Pink Castle Fabrics started a Kawaii Fabric Club. Like getting a monthly prescription for a wonderous addiction.

When my bundle of 8 fat eighths came, I had no real plans for the fabric other than for stash building (can I get an amen?). But I did want to use it, too. It’s just to damn cute to put in the cupboard. And then I had the bright idea to make my Small Treat Totes pattern that was in Quilts & More magazine a few years ago.
Tiny Kawaii Tote

I often wonder what it would be like to be that really cool person who bakes trays of cookies or barrels of Chex Mix for the holidays. I’m lucky if I can crank out 5 cookies and a leftover bag of Alaska Airlines snack mix. Perfect to fit in the 2″ x 4″ x 4″ tiny tote.
Tiny Kawaii Tote

The holidays really put me in the gift bag spirit. I just need that spirit to come help me in the kitchen.
Tiny Kawaii Tote

To use a little fabric with big impact, I modified my Treat Totes pattern a little bit, and I used some white solid sparkly cotton fabric from JoAnn’s to complement the kawaii fabric. Here are the cutting measurements for the Tiny Kawaii Tote with solid handles.
Tiny Kawaii Tote
Tiny Kawaii Tote (cutting)

Here are the cutting measurements for the Tiny Kawaii Tote with print handles.
Tiny Kawaii Tote
Tiny Kawaii Tote (cutting)

Assembly instructions are here at AllPeopleQuilt.com.

Pink Castle Fabrics is generously going to give a Kawaii Fabric Club fat eighth bundle to one lucky winner on my blog. Just leave a comment (what would you put in the tiny tote?) by noon ish PST, Saturday Dec. 14th, 2013. I’ll draw one lucky winner via random.org and Brenda at Pink Castle will send you your bounty of kawaii awesomeness.

Edited in: The giveaway has now ended, and using random.org for comments 1-164, the winner is #61 by Darcy from Modern Cozy. Congratulations, Darcy!!

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169 Responses

  1. The fabulous Kristy Wilkinson allegedly said:

    I love these bags. We have made different sizes too. What darling fabric! I would put some chocolate and some of the little Moda candy squares in it to give to a quilty friend. Thanks for your quick tutorial. K-

  2. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    That is just adorably cute fabric… and the bags are perfect ways to showcase it. I’d put a mug, some tea bags, and some candy in it for gifts for my kids’ teachers. If I could bear to part with them, that is!

  3. The fabulous Jonah allegedly said:

    Perfect for my baked goods and I could always use more kawaii fabrics!!!

  4. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    That fabric is the sweetest for the tiny totes! I would fill these with strawberry chapstick, perfume, small soap, nailpolish and a handcreme. Of course homemade chocolates or cookies would be wonderful too. With a little luck, maybe that sweet fabric will find it´s way to my home……

  5. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Hello Kitty stuff from Targets dollar section!

  6. The fabulous Hildy allegedly said:

    Really, really great fabrics and the tote is over the top cute! I would put sweets and notions in it and keep it close to my sewing machine;-)

  7. The fabulous Eva allegedly said:

    Those bags are too cute! Our little niece would love them, too and I think I’d put some hair accessories and/or sparkly kid’s jewellery in there for her.

  8. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    So cute!
    I’d fill one with Cadbury’s Snow Bites!!

  9. The fabulous Ann Sehlmeier allegedly said:

    Gorgeous bags! I would put homemade shortbread and fudge in the bags to give to friends (and keep one or two for myself)

  10. The fabulous Ilse allegedly said:

    Those are adorable, I don’t think I could give them away…. But if I must, I would put in an amigurumi (either christmassy or matching the fabric) some christmastree meringues (which I can’t wait to make from the moment I saw them on pinterest) and some nice tea or cocoa. And perhaps a mugrug, to top it up! I do have a little girls birthday coming up and need a nice way to bundle the craftgoodies I bought her. This tote would be perfect!
    I do think at least one of such bags would turn into a crochetbag next to my couch rather quickly…. :)

  11. The fabulous Nicolette allegedly said:

    I will put in a Christmas mug with a chocolate Father Christmas and some other sweat goodies as well, maybe marshmallows ! Great little bags to give presents in !

  12. The fabulous amy allegedly said:

    I would put some play food in the bag for my 3 yr old grand daughter, who I babysit 6 days a week. She is the best sewing assistant! thank you for a chance to win some cut fabrics. and thank you for the bag pattern.

  13. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    A Kawaii club? Thank you for that news - my stash will thank you :) I would put Kawaii fabric in that cute tote- it would be like labeling and organizing my Kawaii stash!! Thanks!!

  14. The fabulous Katrin allegedly said:

    I would put little books in it and give it to my niece. Or I keep it to myself and use it for my drawing stuff. Thanks!

  15. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    I would put in caramel puffs!! Mmmm… I need to make some now :)

  16. The fabulous Ellyn allegedly said:

    I think some moda candy packs and a spool of thread!

  17. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    I’d be giving it to my 1 year old granddaughter who would be putting all her treasures in it! So cute!

  18. The fabulous LisaD allegedly said:

    I think I would put some quilting notions in that tiny tote bag!

  19. The fabulous Jana D allegedly said:

    Oh, these are adorable. I am going to have to make some of these. I’ll fill each one with goodies based on my girls’ likes. Earrings and necklaces for the oldest, bookmarks, orange slice candy and a gift card for the middle daughter and the youngest will get sewing notions. Such cute fabrics too. Hope that spirit gets to your kitchen.

  20. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Holy cow are these adorable! What would I put in them…. Hmmmm…. I’m thinking a cute mug, hot chocolate, and a little bottle of Bailey’s for a friend!

  21. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    I would put crayons/colored pencils/markers in them for my daughter….or maybe sewing notions for my sewing friends…or even chocolates for my coworkers.

  22. The fabulous DeborahGun allegedly said:

    Oh these are too cute. I would put stationary into them… and chocolate of course!

  23. The fabulous Heather S allegedly said:

    I would put lip gloss and candy canes! :)

  24. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    Love the totes and the fabric is so cute.
    I’d put handmade soaps, creams, bath salts and chap sticks in the tote. Maybe add a hand knitted linen washcloth or nail polish in those totes.
    Perfect gift for a friend, sister, niece or mom.

  25. The fabulous Eileen DiPietro allegedly said:

    A charm pack and a spool of Aurifil for a quilty friend, maybe some chocolate and a gift card for a teacher, endless possibilities !! I have this Quilts and More issue, thanks for the idea!!

  26. The fabulous Aunt Marti allegedly said:

    Every year, I’m invited to a friend’s cookie exchange. This year she says we can’t make the “same old cookies,” so I’m going to offer to make bags for everyone instead of cookies!

  27. The fabulous JoNell allegedly said:

    Five grandchildren would love a little tote with legos, their new favorite toy.

  28. The fabulous Whitney allegedly said:

    I would need lots of totes for all i want to put in them! I’d use one as a diaper caddy, another to hold my threads, another to hold some fabric scraps,…etc.

  29. The fabulous Joyce Mitchell allegedly said:

    I bake lots of cookies to give away, so these totes would be perfect. Thanks.

  30. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Ekkk! Love those tiny totes! would love to give that lovely Kawaii bundle a new home!

  31. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    The only thing cute enough to put in those bags is kittens! However I would settle for some rainbow skittles.

  32. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    Yummy! I love those cute little bags!
    I can think of 1000000 things I can do with some new fabric, send it over my way ;-)
    Thanks for the chance, Jessica

  33. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    Such beautiful fabrics. I would have to use them for an eye-spy quilt, for a zipper pouch, and one of cute bags. My great-neice would love one of those.

  34. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Oh I can see using these for lots of little gifts. perhaps a little mug and hot cocoa packet or tea packets. or perhaps fill one with some assorted lip balms and mittens. O r one for quilters with a mini charm pack and a seam ripper.

  35. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    These little totes be perfect to make for the grands (all 8 of them) for Christmas to put little goodies in for them.

  36. The fabulous cynthia allegedly said:

    So adorable! I will make one for my granddaughter and inside I’ll put some confetti for New Year’s Eve.

  37. The fabulous Robin (not ever sewing) allegedly said:

    Those fabrics are fantastic and I think my girls would love a bunch of tiny little totes!

  38. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I have a deal for you. How about I bring my nearly finished quilt and you finish that while I bake the

  39. The fabulous Bellamy allegedly said:

    These itty bitty bags are so cute. I think that would make great treat bags for birthday party or class Christmas party.

  40. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I have a deal for you. How about I bring my nearly finished quilt and you finish that while I bake the cookies? I wanted to show you after the quilt was finished…

  41. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    I’d use them for my “local” treat bags! macadamia nuts, choc covered Mac nuts, li hing mui and kakimochi.

  42. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    If I was giving these bags as gifts, I’d include some of the hair elastics that I made for the girls this year, and also matching headbands from the Kawaii fabric. Maybe a couple of fabric rose pins that could be worn on the headband or on an outfit…. and maybe a travel hair brush and mirror to complete the set.

    Love the bags - they are absolutely adorable!

  43. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    I would carry a current project in it–some granny squares or a hexie project…I wouldn’t give it away. I’m selfish like that.

  44. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    It looks perfect for doll tote, that is tote that dolls can use. My daughter would just one or to of these totes.

  45. The fabulous Courtney Elwell allegedly said:

    So cute!!! I’d fill with nail polish and lip balm for a lucky tween niece! Thanks!

  46. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    Holy crow, Monica! Those fabrics were already ridiculously cute, and the bags are cuteness squared. Gorgeous post!

  47. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    Baked goods sound perfect to go in these adorable bags!! I agree with others that is have to keep at least one for myself… :-)

  48. The fabulous Terrie Ruiz allegedly said:

    How adorable are those bags !!!! and the fabric is perfection :) I think that they would be perfect for sweet treats or a carrying case for my little ones lip and nail product obsession !!! Happiest of holidays !!!

  49. The fabulous Shawn J allegedly said:

    I would put cookies or candy in them.

  50. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    I would fill it with kawaii goodies and put it under the Christmas tree for my daughter!

  51. The fabulous Sarah L. allegedly said:

    I love these! They look like a nice lunch bag/snack carrying size. Thanks!

  52. The fabulous jenny allegedly said:

    we could hold my daughters squillion rubber bands from her loom bracelet maker! oh how cute!

  53. The fabulous olivia allegedly said:

    holy cute! i’d filled the tiny totes with $100 bills….. if i had them. since i don’t i’ll go with my next favorite thing snacks!!!!

  54. The fabulous jenj allegedly said:

    Ermagerd those fabrics are so kyuuuuute.

    I’d probably make ONE and then stuff it with all my Kawai fabric from the club package I so desperately want now…

  55. The fabulous Bette allegedly said:

    I would make these beautiful bags for my 5 sisters and wonderful mother. I would fill them up with jars of whole made jams.

  56. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    A-stinken-dorable just like usual!

  57. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    I would probably put candy in them. And then eat said candy.

  58. The fabulous Diane Nielson allegedly said:

    These are so cute. I love the fabric. I would stuff them full of Lindors chocolates. My other dips fall besides fabric.

  59. The fabulous Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom allegedly said:

    This seems too obvious, but of course I’d put fabric in them and give them to fellow quilters. Then my little girls would see them and demand some to be made as purses, where they would spend the rest of their lives toting around baby dolls and My Little Ponies.

  60. The fabulous LeslieBee allegedly said:

    So cute! I’d fill them up with Thread and rickrack and ribbon..

  61. The fabulous Darcy allegedly said:

    I have not one but two tiny girls who would have fits of glee over these adorable tiny bags and what would they put in them? Everything they can get their hands on ;-)

  62. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    Great for delivering a few cookies this holiday season.

  63. The fabulous Jo-Anne allegedly said:

    I’d use one to either hold more cute fabric (of course!) or use it as a small tote to bring everything I seem to bring to quilt guild meetings. I’d been the envy of everyone :)

  64. The fabulous Sandie allegedly said:

    “I’ve got a brand new tub of Chex Mix, you’ve got a lone cookeeee. I think that we should get together and load a tote or threeeee….”

    Happy Holidays, Monica!

  65. The fabulous Raesha de Ruiter Zylker allegedly said:

    These are so stinking cute I can’t even stand it!! There are so many great comments here about what to put in them:) I would put candy in them, probably, if I don’t eat it first:)

  66. The fabulous AnnMarie allegedly said:

    Since I ate my Southwest peanuts the other day, I’d probably put in snickerdoodle cookies.

  67. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Almonds and dark choclate for me please.
    Love the tote. I just finished a set of the Gnoma pocket totes last week.

  68. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    These would be great holiday gift bags for my nieces and nephews!

  69. The fabulous mary allegedly said:

    The cuteness is killing me! And maybe the customs charges on all the lush fabric will do it first! I’d put some gluten free treats in their and give it to me - I deserve a treat it’s been a tough year!

  70. The fabulous Allegory allegedly said:

    As I was reading this post I was thinking of different types of candy to fill these totes with…and then I spied my cat wandering around with yet *another* spool of thread in his mouth (I should really stop leaving my hand sewing spools out) so I think I would hide my thread in there.

  71. The fabulous Shirlene allegedly said:

    I think we could be a team I’ll do the cooking and you do the sewing and we could work wonders!!

    I could put wonderful cookies in these adorable totes - providing I got them sewed!!

  72. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    I would definitely put some baking in them. I’m making cookies today!

  73. The fabulous Windy Sibbersen allegedly said:

    This would be perfect for a gift in the works for my nieces - my sister is takin her girls to Disnry for Christmas and I’m making each girls a travel pack full of treats and activities for the car ride. The tiny
    Tote would be great for holding edible treats!

  74. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    You definitely get an AMEN, sista!! Stash building is all its cracked up to be!! LOl
    Love these totes!! Project for grandkiddos classes, I can see!!
    Miss ya!!

  75. The fabulous Becky Moyer allegedly said:

    Oh goodness! The bags and the fabrics are SO cute! I would put some thread/scissors in them and give them to my sewing buddies for christmas gifts. :)

  76. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    So cute! I love those little bags, and the fabric is amazing.

  77. The fabulous Archie The Wonder Dog allegedly said:

    They’re so cute! I think I’d collect lots of Hello Kitty bits and pieces for my nieces (I’d have to make two bags!) - I found some HK chocolate figures the other day and handed them over this afternoon…they loved them!

  78. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Perhaps another fat eight, and matching thread, to pass on to a quilty friend?

  79. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Love your tiny totes! I would fill them with fat quarters, thread, and mini seam ripper for my Quilty friends :) thanks for the giveaway :)

  80. The fabulous Holly Reid allegedly said:

    Ooh, i would fill the totes with a cute nail file, some new clippers (because I know I’m always losing mine!) and a bright nail polish–the perfect little gift for my girlfriends to treat their fingers after they work them to the bone getting everything baked, decorated and wrapped for the holiday!

  81. The fabulous Therese Powers allegedly said:

    I would put some fat quarters of flower sugar 13 and some Aurifill thread as a gift for a sewing friend.

  82. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    What would I put in this cute bag? I would put a couple of those mini bottles of liquid courage to keep (for emergency purposes only of course). LOL thank you for the chance at a great giveaway my hero!!

  83. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I must admit I love making gift bags too! Those might be the perfect size for a cute mug and some nice tea, hot cocoa, or coffee packets.

  84. The fabulous Allison D allegedly said:

    A tiny tote is perfect to hold tiny treats - so I’d need a LOT of them.

  85. The fabulous barbara woods allegedly said:

    adorable, thanks

  86. The fabulous Danijela allegedly said:

    So cute,fabric and the bags,wow,amazing.Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.My daughter would clam it,if I do win it,and carry her toys or every day needs.

  87. The fabulous kelly o! allegedly said:

    Those totes are adorable!

    Thanks for a chance to win some super cute fabric!!

  88. The fabulous LINDA allegedly said:

    HI,love these little bags;and I’d put my tiny crochet project in it! Thanks!

  89. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    These are adorable! I think I would keep it near my sewing machine for my bobbins, most used thread, and seam ripper!

  90. The fabulous Ella allegedly said:

    I would use it to haul around my hand quilting thread when I’m working on a project. That way, when I get frustrated at the pace, I’ll have something to cheer me up!

  91. The fabulous M allegedly said:

    I’d put some candies:)

  92. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    OMG these are so adorable. For some reason I think they would look super cute filled with tiny balls of yarn… :) Thanks so much for the pattern and giveaway!

  93. The fabulous Ali M allegedly said:

    Oh goodness, I was wondering what the kawaii club was going to be like, and I wasn’t going to give in but…now I think I am, sigh. Those are so cute! I’d put mini cacti in them , seems to be just about the right size and it seems a bit of a perverse pair up!

  94. The fabulous Laura B allegedly said:

    I would use it with my students and put rewards (tokens, little wind up toys, etc).

  95. The fabulous Terri H allegedly said:

    Jewelry for my daughter as a present

  96. The fabulous Linh Schilling allegedly said:

    My girls would love those little bags as far as what to stuff them with I would say a little sewing kit for each one with fabric and trims.

  97. The fabulous Linda G allegedly said:

    I would use it to stash threads and a pair of small scissors for my take along stitching projects! So cute!

  98. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    Perfect for fabric scraps!

  99. The fabulous katie allegedly said:

    I make so many dozens of cookies at christmas that I’d probably need a dump truck to carry them. Those teeny tiny adorably cute bags just ain’t gonna cut it…..

  100. The fabulous Kari M. allegedly said:

    So cute! I have all kinds of stocking stuffers I’d put in those…nail polish, lip balm, candies, maybe a small handmade ornament. Can you say cutest gift bags ever?!

  101. The fabulous Debra Neiman allegedly said:

    Absolute beautiful little totes and I need a lot of them. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  102. The fabulous Debra Neiman allegedly said:

    TO KEEP MY SEWING STUFF HANDY> forgot to add this. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  103. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Allrecipes.com has the best rolled sugar cookies recipe. I’d do that. Mmmmm. Or, my 5year old daughter would so enjoy finding a million and a half ways to fill it. :)!

  104. The fabulous Janice allegedly said:

    I love the little totes. I would give it to my GD full of little bits and pieces for her scrapbooking addiction!

  105. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    I would put a hexie project in them

  106. The fabulous julie allegedly said:

    How sweet. I would put two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and a Starbucks gift card in it.

  107. The fabulous Lesley allegedly said:

    I would put notions or scraps but my daughter would love them for doll totes

  108. The fabulous christinF. allegedly said:

    our elf would fit in there perfectly and he could hang from a branch of the Christmas tree.
    I made those bags before as Halloween treat bags.

  109. The fabulous Leigh Ann allegedly said:

    I have missed your posts! You were “gone” for so long I was worried about you. Glad you are back. And the tiny totes rock - a little wax paper lining and some homemade Chex mix - yum!

  110. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    What gorgeous fabrics. The bags are so cute. I think I would just have one sitting on my shelf as a decoration!

  111. The fabulous Stephanie @ Quarter Incher allegedly said:

    These are so cute! Love the little totes! Such a cute idea for giving away treats :)

    I’d probably stuff them with girly stuff or quilt notions to giveaway.

  112. The fabulous Jennifer B allegedly said:

    Those totes are absolutely yummy!

  113. The fabulous Jeanette allegedly said:

    I would love to give it to my mum to make for her Great Grandchildren also one for me :), and some of the grandies as well, My mum just loves making bags still at 80!

  114. The fabulous Kay allegedly said:

    These are gorgeous. Thanks for a fun giveaway. I would make them into winter baskets and put hot chocolate sachets, lip salves, and tissues in them.

  115. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Beautiful! My first thought was fabric. How many fat quarters would fit in there? Or barring that, tea and cookies…

  116. The fabulous Lori M allegedly said:

    Those little totes are just too cute! I would put a mini bottle of Godiva Liqueur and a packet of fancy cocoa or coffee–a delightful gift :-)

  117. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    I’d put a little set of peg dolls in it!

  118. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Oh what cute little gift bags they would make! Sewing notions, a charm pack and chocolate for the girlfriends. La La Loopsies and Littlest Pets for the granddaughters.

  119. The fabulous melissa @ missouri mel allegedly said:

    I think it’d be the perfect size to carry a few snacks with me when I work at the office.

  120. The fabulous Agnes allegedly said:

    The fabrics are so cute and who could resist the tiny tote? I’d fill mine with chocolate!

  121. The fabulous Liz Ward allegedly said:

    I love making the treat totes and can’t wait to try this variation!

  122. The fabulous Maya allegedly said:

    These are adorable! And now I want to make a ton and stuff cookies in them to give as presents. I love the cat in the flowers, so cute!

  123. The fabulous Bree allegedly said:

    SOOOO CUTE! These would be adorable to put teachers gifts in!

  124. The fabulous Kellye A allegedly said:

    Candies and cookies…or maybe little fun stuff for a young girl, nail polish & lip balms.

  125. The fabulous Janne Ellingsen allegedly said:

    I will use it for my current knitting project!

  126. The fabulous Alexis allegedly said:

    These are so darling! I would fill it with Candy and use it as a gift bag.

  127. The fabulous Nikki C. allegedly said:

    Gingerbread cookies! They’re so cute!

  128. The fabulous Lorraine allegedly said:

    Since I don’t think I could give them away, I would fill them with Lindor truffles and stash them around the house in secret locations that I would forget about. Then when I find them, not only are they fun and adorable to look at, but there would be a treat for me too! Win.Win.!

  129. The fabulous Lynn Nicholson allegedly said:

    I love the cute little totes, and the fabric is too fun. I’d love to try my hand at these.

  130. The fabulous Anya allegedly said:

    This would make a perfect teacher gift bag. After seeing this, I think I will make one and fill it will chocolate and tea. Thank you for the fabulous idea!

  131. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    I would make custom gift bags for folks - a knitting kit for a coworker, a sewing kit for my sister, baked goods for aunts and uncles. Love the small tote pattern!

  132. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Coolio!! I have 3 little gals to make prezzies for each year and I have been gathering little things from my travels. I usually just stick them in tissue paper with a bow but maybe this is the inspiration I needed. Now I need to go home sick from work and start cranking them out!

  133. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Candy, nail polish, lipgloss or sewing notions like thread, pins, bobbins, mini scissors.

  134. The fabulous Kathy (Quilt Monkey) allegedly said:

    Oh those would work great for gifts for the gals at work. Small for just a little gift (or a few cookies, etc). I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend!

  135. The fabulous Kirsten allegedly said:

    My 7 year old daughter just started knitting. This would be a great (and cute) place to keep her projects.

  136. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I would store the granny squares or hexagons I’m making! They are too cute to give away, so I would be selfish and keep the little cute bags for myself!

  137. The fabulous christopher allegedly said:

    i have been meaning to make these minis when the original pattern was released. now that i see it with these fabrics…omg Omg OMG! so cute. i don’t know what i would put in them, but i need to make them!!

  138. The fabulous Julia Perucca allegedly said:

    OMG! I love these fabrics, too cute ♥

  139. The fabulous Katia allegedly said:

    Well Monica I think I would put some yummy items like gunballs, skitles, chocolates cookies and others ‘chucherias’ inside.

  140. The fabulous Karen Seitz allegedly said:

    Great way to show those fabrics! I would put sewing/quilting notions in the totes for current or (hopefully) soon-to-be sewists.

  141. The fabulous Melanie C allegedly said:

    Probably Hershey Candy Cane Kisses…I’m addicted to them :)

  142. The fabulous Emmers allegedly said:

    I haven’t stopped screaming from the cuteness, but it can still type: instead of carrying a toy sized puppy in a giant handbag - I would carry my pet Chinese Hamster in the tote :)

  143. The fabulous Debbie Guhot allegedly said:

    definately needs to be filled with chocolates and hung from the neck of a bottle of champagne, preferably near the bath.

  144. The fabulous Jennie T. allegedly said:

    I’d fill it with Reese’s Christmas Trees. And then eat them, and then fill it with some kind of candy I don’t like, like Good and Plenty or something.

    So cute, those bags!

  145. The fabulous heather allegedly said:

    Adorable bags. I would put play jewerly, makeup, notepads, hairbows, lipgloss. So my girls would have their own little bag with some goodies to carry around and play with.

  146. The fabulous Terri Brown allegedly said:

    OMG! I love that fabric. I would have to put more Kawaii fabric in the tote bag! I must get to Pink Castle’s website. Thanks so much!

  147. The fabulous Martha Menk allegedly said:

    I would use those ADORABLE little totes for knitting project bags!

  148. The fabulous Gunilla allegedly said:

    Well, i would fill one of these with a novel and loads of chocolatechip cookies! Call it a first aid kit for a rainy day, and give it to a good friend of mine!

  149. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    OMG, you’ve done it again. One of your Gnome santa ornaments that I’ve made for a special little godchild, Adeline would fit nicely in the bag. Your gnomes make the best softies and that fabric - oooh-la-la! Please oh please Fabric Gods, let me be the one!

  150. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    Soooo cute :)

  151. The fabulous lynaeve allegedly said:

    That fabric is so awesome! I’d put some thread in it.

  152. The fabulous Barbara G. allegedly said:

    I love these little totes! I think I would make several for my little grand daughters and put in them little grates for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the chance. I love Pink Castle fabrics too!

  153. The fabulous Betsy allegedly said:

    I would put my hand stitching projects that I work on the road , appointments or my lunch break

  154. The fabulous Lora W. allegedly said:

    I would put our meds in them.

  155. The fabulous Amy L allegedly said:

    Bacon. Definitely bacon, but wrapped in tin foil so the grease would not mess up the pretty fabric.

  156. The fabulous Jayne allegedly said:

    I think I would have to put a plant in those cute gift bags. I would want to showcase them because they are too darn cute!

  157. The fabulous Deb H. allegedly said:

    The tiny totes are so cute. I would fill it with mini quick breads.

  158. The fabulous Alexa allegedly said:

    I’d keep my daughters cute but little hair clips in a tiny tote. They look great!

  159. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Most definitely hand knit socks. And maybe a few teensy candy bars.

  160. The fabulous Johanna allegedly said:

    How cute! I’d fill the bag with the Rainbow Loom elastics. It is so great to see my kids being creative and quiet too! I would have loved to have youtube videos to help me make crafts when I was younger. Lucky kids!

  161. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    These are so stinking adorable, I can hardly stand it! I’m thinking I would have to fill the tote with more Kawaii fabrics!

  162. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I love them! I would put spools of Aurifil thread and Tulip sewing needles for Holiday gifts for my sewing buddies. Adorable!

  163. The fabulous Bonnie Pfrimmer allegedly said:

    These are the cutest!! The fabric is just right for them. I would put maybe snacks or lip gloss, fingernail polish, bubble bath for a little girl. For boys would get snacks, gum,little play tools. Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us.

  164. The fabulous Sarah Norman allegedly said:

    They are so cute! I would put more lovely fabric in them, can never have too much sweet fabric!

  165. The fabulous Lisa E allegedly said:

    I would put candy in it and give it to my daughter! The bags are lovely!

  166. The fabulous Four dogs and one quilter allegedly said:

    Too cute! Would fill them with Christmas candy.

  167. The fabulous gale allegedly said:

    Those are so cute!! But please don’t say “kawaii” like Gwen Stefani does. She butchers the pronunciation. lol.

  168. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    I LOVE making your tiny treat totes. There are several stashed away in my sewing room for emergencies. I also made two pans of Chex Mix last week- one to share and one to eat. Happy New Year!

  169. The fabulous Kay Holm allegedly said:

    I would keep them for me, for my little stuff I take around with me like my embroidery thread and scissors…

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