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Bags & Totes of Machickanee Studios

Distinctive use of color & flare in designing custom bags and totes for family or fund raisers. [Just a hobby , not a business. Donations are reserved for a favorite charity, our local food pantry, or a special local fund raiser. ]

Navy Tote for USS Sarasota Reunion 2009 prizes. Front & back views. Made 4, all the same. Oct 2008

Navy Totes for USS Sarasota Reunion 2009 prizes. Front & back views, all 4 the same.Oct 2008

2008_0901 Patriotic Bag. Detail view.

Patriotic Bag. Back view. Sep 2008

Betty Boop Bag #2. Closure area. Detail featuring beaded fringe & tassels, sequins, & crystals. Sept 2008

Betty Boop Bag #2. Front View featuring beaded fringe & tassel, sequins, crystals, gold-look studs. Sep 2008

Lobsters and Apples Tote KHB Dec 2002

Quilter's Tote, interior view & beaded flap view. May 2008

Quilter's Tote, side 2, featuring green fabric w. trim, beads & embellishments. May 2008

Quilter's Tote, side 1, featuring busy cartoon sewer with embellishment, buttons & beads. May 2008

Betty Boop Bag #1. Featuring rick rack, beads, sequins, flap w. tassle. Inside view, with label, pocket, lining. May 2008

Betty Boop Bag #1. Featuring rick rack, beads, sequins, flap w. tassle. Front view, close. May 2008

Wedding Purse for W, a special gal. Beaded. Appliqued. 2000.

Scrubs Tote. Detail Front View. Note Swarovski crystals, decorative clip on butterfly, silky yellow clip on flower, meandering quilting around the pocket. Especially made for a friend's pal ... a Registered Nurse at a Wisconsin Veterans' Hospital. Taking care of our own. Completed Nov 15, 2012.

Scrubs Tote. Inside View. The tote is completely made from five old nurses scrubs. The solid pink and blue pockets & two light linings are all parts of scrubs. Pellon fusible interfacing & fleece give a soft, sturdy body to the tote. Completed Nov 15, 2012 especially designed for a friend's gift to a Registered Nurse at a Wisconsin Veterans' Hospital.

Scrubs Tote. Top View. Features a Coats & Clarks Purse zipper & placket & Scrubs label. The tote & Scrubs labels are completely recycled from five old nurses scrubs. Pellon fusible interfacing & fleece give a soft, sturdy body to the tote. Completed Nov 15, 2012 especially designed for a friend's gift to a Registered Nurse at a Wisconsin Veterans' Hospital.

Scrubs Tote. Back View featuring pin wheel blocks quilted with decorative threads. The tote is completely made from five old nurses scrubs. Pellon fusible interfacing & fleece give a soft, sturdy body to the tote. Completed Nov 15, 2012 especially designed for a friend's gift to a Registered Nurse at a Wisconsin Veterans' Hospital.

Scrubs Tote. Front View. Completely made from five old nurses' scrubs. This view features a pocket made from the front of a scrubs. Vintage rick rack and decorative threads jazz up the tote. Pellon fusible interfacing & Thermolam fleece give a soft, sturdy body to the tote. Completed Nov 15, 2012 for a friend's gift to a Registered Nurse at a Wisconsin Veterans' Hospital.

2012_0715 World Traveler & Golfer's Tote, Reversible, golf inside, top down view. WI Shop Hop fabric by Moda; Sports Collage fabric by Anita Phillips; maps fabric by Through the Grapevine for RJR. Variegated threads by Sulky & Robison-Anton, decorative stitches. Wood grain look grommets by Rowley. Pellon's Fusible Thermolam Plus inside all four panels to add light weight softness and stability.

2012_0715 World Traveler & Golfer's Tote, Reversible, golf side, back. WI Shop Hop fabric by Moda; Sports Collage fabric by Anita Phillips, maps fabric by Through the Grapevine for RJR. Variegated threads by Sulky & Robison-Anton, decorative stitches, Everything Mary purse handles, 2" wood grain grommets by Rowley & Lucky pin by Metalix, Blumenthal, Lansing,MI & metallic studs. Pellon's Fusible Thermolam Plus inside all four panels to add light weight softness and stability.

2012_0715 World Traveler & Golfer's Tote, Reversible, travel side, front. Note beaded, puff ball tassel by Tassel Elegance, wood tone grommets by Rowley, purchased handle of rolled microsuede by Everything Mary, "Voyager" globe fabric & flap of Timeless Treasures travel post card fabric. Variegated threads by Sulky and Robison-Anton, decorative stitches & lobster claw key clip. Pellon's Fusible Thermolam Plus inside all four panels to add light weight softness and stability.

2012_0715 World Traveler & Golfer's Tote, travel side, back view #2. Note wood tone grommets by Rowley, purchased handle of rolled microsuede by Everything Mary, "Voyager" globe & "TimelessTreasures" travel post card fabric. Variegated threads by Sulky and Robison-Anton, decorative stitches and little metallic studs to add interest. Pellon's Fusible Thermolam Plus used inside all four panels to add light weight softness and stability.

"Quilt Pals Tote", Front view. large size, 1of 8 similar totes. Feature fabric "Best Friends" by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. June 2005

  • Mary Beth Jensen

    This fabric was irresistible ... we gals laughed as we all tried to label who looked the most like each of us. :)

"Quilt Pals Tote", Back view. large size, 1of 8 similar totes. Feature fabric "Best Friends" by Sandy Gervais for Moda. June 2005

Robins Tote. Large size, made esp. for donation to a family reunion auction that raises food & entertainment money for the next reunion. Back view w. flap & straps. Robins serve as an endearing family symbol: they were heard or seen outside a window at important events in the lives of the family, examples - at birth of a child, an anniversary, death of a loved one.j July 2010