mother-daughter tote bag kit giveaway

In case you weren’t lucky enough to win one of the City Weekend fabric kits that the Martha Stewart Craft Blog gave away yesterday, here’s a second chance.

Leave a comment telling us how you plan to use your bag, and you’ll be entered to win one of four additional City Weekend fabric kits for making the bag that we’re giving away.

Comments will be taken until Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:00AM ET. We’ll draw our winners then and will announce them in a final comment on this post. Good luck!



  1. I love this bag and fabric! I am a huge fan of Oliver + S! I will use it as my all purpose bag/purse and it will likely carry any combination of the following items:

    wallet, keys, phone, ipod
    current knitting project
    book(s) and/or magazine(s)
    make up bag
    extra pair of shoes maybe (this is a necessity in NYC)
    bottle of water
    pens and mints

    Thanks for the giveaway and free pattern!

  2. Ann Bates

    These are perfect library day bags- for both her and me!

  3. Elizabeth

    I want to use these bags to put all the doll clothes I’m making my girls for christmas, I think it would make such a cute gift. Of course I’ll need to make three of them!

  4. I’ll tell you the same thing I told Martha πŸ˜‰ I think this would make a perfect gift for my friend who knits! It looks like a perfect project bag!

  5. Bonney

    I’m going to use it to replace the sad worn out bag that I’ve carried for 2 years now. It carries reading material,a knitting project, and pen and paper. I rarely forget to leave home with it and it has saved me from many a boring wait. Time for a new one!

  6. Adriel

    Project Bags! We both love to knit and stitch.

  7. I’d plan on using mine as a project bag for hand stitching and my sketch book and she’d use hers for extra clothes to school. I think it will be the fanciest there!

  8. Tammy

    I will use this bag to hang off my stroller and fill it with all the nick nacks I need when me and the kiddo’s are out and about at appointments, shopping…

  9. Susanne

    This looks like such a sweet little bag in which to stash my sweet little girl’s pj’s — it would look great hanging on a hook in her room!

  10. G

    I’d use mine any time I go out with my daughter and if I forget, you can be sure she’ll remind me!! Partner look!

  11. Diana

    Still looks perfect for that iPad or Kindle I want to get!

  12. mel

    Would definitely use mine for a keeper in the car. I always need something pretty to show off when shopping for more fabrics! My Niblet would probably pack up her Bunny and some books. She loves stashing things away and carrying them around. Thanks for the chance!

  13. I would use it for books and writing materials for all the kids (okay, and maybe me) to help in those inevitable traffic jams/doctor’s appointments/DMV visits/grocery store trips. And maybe a toy or two for the little one. πŸ™‚

  14. I would use the bags to help tote library books. We recently moved and have access to a public library again. (Sweet!) My kiddos could use a special bag for library days.

  15. Jana

    These are so awesome! My daughter would want to use this for her dance gear, and I would use mine for my books that I carry around. I don’t currently have a bag I use regularly for them and they often get tossed in my car, much less something so stylish.

  16. Jamie

    I would use these as cute project bags! The fabric collection matches my living room decor and it would be much better than having all my projects spilling out all over the place!

  17. aren’t the possibilities of use endless for this sweet thing?

  18. Kimberly

    I’d love one for carrying my handsewing projects!

  19. DianeY

    I ride the bus to work & always need a bag for my book, shawl or sweater if they have the AC on extra high & my umbrella. This would be such a treat after using my 99 cent Safeway bag!

  20. I spend a lot of time babysitting my grandchildren and always take along this and that for the day. This would become my ‘grandma bag’ if I was lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance!

  21. delightful! I’d like it as a cute library bag and when I can “steal” it away from my daughter (who adores any purse/bag), for my embroidery on roadtrips!

  22. robin

    Definitely would carry our library books. Love them.

  23. Ester

    I would use the bag to tote our lunch. My kids and I walk to the park every day and have a picnic.

  24. Bethany

    I would love one those these! They are so cute! Loving this fabric!

  25. Kirsten

    My daughter needs a bag to tote her dance shoes (plural) back and forth from dance class. I could use another tote to carry all the snacks and things I take to her class to keep her brothers occupied while she dances!!!

  26. Shelley

    I would keep my phone, wallet, keys, lip balm, earbuds in this cute tote. My daughter would probably put her favorite toy-of-the-day in her tote!
    Great giveaway!

  27. I love this fabric! I would use the bag for little shopping excursions.

  28. Lori K.

    Great bag for taking to church with color books and crayons and snacks.

  29. cute fabric! We would use them as library bags.

  30. I would use the bag to carry all my crap around.

  31. christina

    Considering that library books are going to eat my house someday and that we belong to four different ones, I’d probably use them to keep track of which books go where. My husband would be eternally grateful.

  32. This is so cute! I would use my bag to carry my materials with me as I visit couples and teach them how to prepare for childbirth… it would be perfect!

  33. Erica

    I let my daughter use the bag for whatever she wants, probably dolls, dinosaurs, and sun glasses.

  34. Katja Magus

    For the knitting of course!

  35. Barbara Brown

    I do need a knitting bag. The plastic bucket lacks something…

  36. I’d use it to carry a large knitting project that I’m about to start! It would be just perfect!!! Lovely giveaway. Thank you.

  37. Torey

    Love these fabrics!
    Would carry pictures of my new grandaughter, smocking project I’m working on, a book, and my wallet and cell phone!

  38. One of my knitting needles punctured a hole in my “take along” knitting bag the other day. I am need and want to update.

  39. Denise M.

    Oh I know that it will be my travel to the library bag, if not my everyday bag.

  40. I would use the bag to carry my crafting stuff with me for the long stops in between traveling the roads in the mom taxi from 5AM in the morning to 730 at night some days πŸ™‚

  41. I think these bags would be perfect “project” totes, to tote my crocheting or sewing projects around with me, or perhaps as a purse…either way, adorable bag!

  42. I would use my bag for all my bits and pieces and especially when we are going to the library. In fact my daughter and I could each carry our own books, rather than me carrying them all, and spread the weight a bit! Julie

  43. I’d use it for when we go to the library. My bag could carry mine and my boys’ books and my daughter could carry her own for once! Julie

  44. I would use it to carry my book and my phone, and I would try to hide it from my kids, otherwise they would take it from me πŸ˜‰

  45. Jenny B

    I would use mine to tote handsewing projects to piano lessons, doctors appts., etc. My daughter would probably use hers for dolls and drawing items. What a lovely set.

  46. Sarah

    I would use this bag as a knitting bag. My olderst daughter who is 7 knits too!

  47. As I told Martha, my daughter would love to tote her necks (necklaces) and gagas (sunglasses)!

  48. Diane C

    Great fabric. We would use them to go to the Natural Foods store and buy our bulk stuff.

  49. It will be perfect for a nappy bag, big enough for a couple of cloth nappies and wipes, a change of clothes, plus all the other essentials, phone, purse, matchbox cars etc. Yet it’s still super stylish and practical

  50. I would use it to carry a book, phone, wallet, keys, and probably a diaper and wipes. Love this bag!

  51. The library! Tote bags always equal hauling books for us!

  52. This is to carry my sewing magazines ( and Oliver+S book) when I’m waiting to pick the children up from school. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  53. Nancy

    I’d use this lovely bag to hold my current knitting project, snacks, and KenKen puzzle book — bliss in a bag!

  54. Brenna J

    I would use it for a toddler bag (coloring, small toys, water bottle, change of clothes, snack, etc.).

  55. Christy Pair

    Library bag! We love our library.

  56. Julianna Peacock

    I’d use it to carry my needlepoint or baby gear!

  57. Melissa

    I would use it for library bags for Mom and Daughter!

  58. Chris DuPuis

    I would use it to take my sewing supplies with me.

  59. N. Monnette


  60. Lydia Watts

    Smocking projects!

  61. Jenny T

    I would use the tote to make coordinating bags for my daughter and I. Her’s would be for her treasures and books. Mine would be for a cell phone, wallet and perhaps some Christmas projects I’m working on!

  62. Joan

    I would put my knitting in it.

  63. Perfect gift for a mother who is expecting a new daughter! One for baby gear, one for mommy stuff!

  64. Dance gear. We always seem to have so much misc. stuff!

  65. emily

    Oh, love these bags and fabric so much! I would use mine for library books, for sure!!

  66. I could schlep some library books around in that puppy!

  67. Emily

    To send my daughter’s blanket and change of clothes to preschool, and as a sleepover bag to Grandma and Grandpa’s!

  68. Courtney

    I would love to make a library bag!

  69. Muscade

    it would make a perfect bag for something i want to try since forever and start yesterday … knitting.

  70. Patty

    I would use it for my yoga classes and for my carrying my daughters pampers and clothes to nursery school!

  71. Wendy

    Books for piano and violin lessons for my daughter and baby gear for me for my new baby due this winter.

  72. This would be a perfect knitting bag for me. SO bright and cute πŸ™‚

  73. Catherine

    So lovely! I would use mine as a purse, with wallet & phone plus drawing books, pencils, and stickerbooks for entertaining the kids in the car or while waiting. My 4 year old would fill hers with similar things to use with her dollies. Thanks!

  74. I desperately need a tote to carry my basics – phone, wallet, sunglasses, in addition to a bottle of water, and a couple of nappies and wipes for the kids. Please, pick me!!! πŸ™‚

  75. I would use mine as a library tote- my daughters love to stop there on there way home from school as often as possible- they would love to have a bag matching mine!

  76. Joy

    I would love to use this as my craft bag – it’s so beautiful!

  77. Katie

    It’s almost time to head to the beach here and those totes look like they are just the perfect size for all our bits and pieces, so that’s where they will be going.

  78. Denise

    What would I do with the bag I hope to win….. I would proudly display it and use it for everything – purchasing more fabric, carrying home groceries, carrying everything and anything I could fit in it!

  79. Emily

    I’d use mine to carry my knitting projects around. My daughter would fill hers with disgusting toddler things – sticks, tissues, stickers, rocks, toys, etc.

  80. Keri P.

    I would use mine to hold all my knitting (I am totally obsessed again!) and my little O. could cary all her babies around. Congrats on the book Liesl! I am sooooo proud of you! Miss u & our knitting circle. xo

  81. I’m sure Adelaide would love a tote to carry around her doll, dummies, hairclips, and crucial pieces of Lego she steals from her big brothers!

  82. heidi

    A preschool tote for my daughter!

  83. Piroska

    I’d use the bag for my stitching supplies when I’m out and about.

  84. Valerie

    I’m going to use them to schlep things back and forth to my daughter’s. She can fill one with stuff and I can fill one with stuff and then we’ll S.W.A.P.! Thanks for the give-away!

  85. Ginger

    As a doula, I attend births and provide emotional and practical support for birthing moms (and dads!). I would love to have a beautiful bag like this for carrying my lotions, books, snacks, rebozo, massagers, extra clothes, and herbs to births!

  86. Elizabeth G

    I would use this wonderful tote as a library bag. I’d also use it for trips to the doctor with my children when I need to bring snacks and books to keep them entertained while we wait.

  87. sahmcolorado

    I need something to carry my knitting in tomorrow… if only I had small, pretty tote…hmmm… I know – I need to win this giveaway and then I’ll be all set!!

  88. That looks like a perfect knitting bag for carrying some of my holiday projects around. Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. ainhoa

    I would use it as my knitting bag. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway.

  90. Elizabeth

    Our weekly trip to the library!

  91. Katherine

    Mine will carry water bottles, snacks, nappies, sun hats, an extra layer of clothing, and anything else essential for the day. My daughter will probably cart around a variety of household paraphernalia. Today that might have included my alarm clock, the torch, some plastic containers full of leaves and maybe a teddy bear.

  92. Kim

    My bag would be either for knitting or baby paraphernalia. My daughter could use a cute library bag. Am keeping my fingers crossed!

  93. Eva

    This bag is really a great allrounder! I could use it as a grocery bag or sewing supply bag, but I think it would also look great as storage for magazines! That way it would be a part of the interiour decoration and not hidden away in the hallway.

  94. Kathryn B

    I’m going to use mine for trips to the library, the doctor’s office and all those other places I find myself picking up all the things I drop! I’ll make a second for my budding crafter to keep her projects together.

  95. Snacks . . . drinks . . . hats . . . nappies and wipes (I have total fear of potty training twins so I imagine I’ll be toting nappies for quite a while!

  96. I would gift one to my Mum, for all her photography paraphenalia…she is a mad keen photographer and I would have one for my knitting/sewing projects…it is just beautiful and I have been coveting the city weekend fabric for awhile now…oh, since you told us about it’s development πŸ™‚

  97. I’d use the bag to hold what I need at the various sports practices I’m constantly running to for the older kids. That typically includes wallet, cell phone, some gum, extra panties for our youngest, a book, a hand sewing project, and small toys.

  98. Nisa

    I would use it to carry around my current knitting or crochet project!

  99. Nisa

    oh, and my youngest would use it to stuff all sorts of her found treasures in.

  100. Abby

    definitely carrying library books for my two kids!

  101. I plan to make one for DD#1 for Christmas. She needs a bag to carry her things to choir!

  102. JennyG

    I love having bags like this for last minute run out the door things. Like library books, or things that I need to return…
    The cuter the bag, the better.

  103. It looks like it would be one awesome knitting bag… So that’s what I’d use it for!

  104. kelli

    Book, knitting project, ipod! My daughter will carry stuffed kitty, playfood, duplos, book.

  105. brindy

    A way cuter diaper bag!!!

  106. Anushree

    I would use this bag for my knitting projects…it looks like a great bag to keep yarn from going wayward.

  107. Eileen

    It looks like a great beach bag to me

  108. Cynthia

    I’d use mine to carry around all my current sewing project supplies!

  109. Carolyn Grumney

    It would a fine bag to carry books back and forth to the library.

  110. Linda


  111. Leah

    Anything and everything…

  112. We’d be using them to take our bathers to the beach.

  113. I would love to make this bag to use as my monthly craft night tote!

  114. Library book bag most definitely!

  115. We hop in the car many weekends to visit family over the state line, and this looks like it would be the perfect bag for our road trip snacks πŸ™‚

  116. I think they are fabulous and would make great eco-wrapping for presents this Christmas (as well as being the perfect gift in their own right)!

  117. I would use it to carry my phone, keys, you know: all of my “stuff”. πŸ™‚ And my daughter would carry her library card and her “cents” as she calls her loose change. πŸ™‚

  118. ileen

    My daughter has always wanted the two of us to have something matchy matchy…this project would be perfect! And we would use them for shopping of course :)! Thanks

  119. blue_yellow

    So lovely. My daughter is two and I know she would love to have a bag that looks just like her mama’s!
    Wonderful to hear about your book. I am literally “teaching” myself sewing by going through your patterns, and i am looking forward to the book immensely.

  120. Oooh this is so pretty it would have to be shown off everyday! I’d take mine to the local markets, shops, school and pool! My daughter would love one too, for all her ‘special treasures’!!

  121. Wehaf

    I’d use this as a library bag!

  122. What a pretty bag. I would use it for either shopping, storing my card making supplies or use as a diaper bag.

  123. I’d bring my bag all around our little city in China — to the bakery, to the market, to the park…

  124. To carry my water bottle/books etc.
    Thanks for the chance!

  125. Loralee

    Since my 10 y.o. has started to sew, I think we would make them together as a mother-daughter project. I can see us both using them for toting sewing supplies and fabrics when on the way to sewing classes at our favorite local fabric store. Or just on the go! The possibilities are endless…

  126. Sue Jean

    I would make it for my mom to take with her to “Silver University” a community group for the elderly that helps her with learning English and has other social activities for her. Perfect for carrying her books and knitting with her on the bus!

  127. Johanna O

    Library! To pick up more sewing books!

  128. Melanie

    Once the spring weather hits, we will be heading out for all kinds of fun family outings in the city. We go to parks and playgrounds, fruit-picking, or to the zoo. I like to have a washable and easy tote for all the snacks, lunches and water bottles. My baby girl will need diapers and toys.

  129. Brigit Dermott

    I would use the tote to keep knitting projects that are in the works. My daughter could find a million and one uses for anything. Never for the intended purpose. Her tote might be a hot air balloon for dolls, a cruise ship, who knows.

  130. unravelledx3

    Same thing I mentioned to Martha: anti-bacterial wipes, tissues, juice boxes, kiddie snacks, books, small toys — the usual stuff that gets toted around as I taxi my three young children to their weekly swim, violin and assorted after-school classes or activities.

    Looking forward to your new book…

  131. Beth

    School, market, beach, library,

  132. jackie

    Oh my goodness…adorable! My girls are always hauling around bags. Maybe I could convince the oldest to confine her “embroidery projects” to this bag:)

  133. darci

    We are starting a lunch time knitting group at work. i would use the bag for my knitting supplies.
    cant wait to win!!!

  134. Juliana

    I’d love to make a nice new bag to carry my crochet projects in

  135. With the assistance of, we’ve selected our four winners. Congratulations to:

    1. Kathie S.
    2. Nisa
    3. Jenny
    4. Eileen

    Winners have been notified by email. Thanks to everyone for participating.

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