Thursday, January 16, 2014

pretty little tote

I while back I came across a picture of this lovely tote bag on Pinterest. And, since I had that exact same Suzuko Koseki fabric in my stash (waiting for just the right project), I decided to make one as soon as I would have time. You know how that goes, right? Many months passed by and I never had time to make it.


Yesterday though, I really, really needed an instant gratification project to work on so I finally made time and sewed up this pretty little tote.


I was planning to go with gray Essex Linen for the main body of the bag but as soon as I placed this beautiful Suzuko Koseki cheater print next to Riley Blake's gingham I knew this was a match made in heaven. And that red cross hatch was such a perfect addition, too. Lovely, isn't it?


Then I decided more gingham would make this bag even more happy looking, so I used Riley Blake gingham in pink for the lining. I think linings should always be so fun. Makes me smile every time I look at it.


I then added bright yellow webbing handles and my pretty little tote was finished. It's a perfect size for a magazine and a book or two. Yes, I still carry books with me when I go places :) Electronic reading simply doesn't do it for me.

Now that I got this tote out of my system it's back to Economy Blocks. I have made 130 of them so far, only 68 more to go :)

Talk to you soon. Svetlana

Linking up to AmandaJean's Finish it up Friday.

29 comments:

  1. So pretty! Hmm, I might have some of that print in the other colourway lol

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  2. Svetlanko, nadherna taska!
    A kdyz tak pocitam, kolik mas bloku a kolik uz ti "jen" zbyva dodelat... nevim nevim, jestli se do toho fakt pustim :)

    Krasne dny! Jola

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  3. This is SO pretty! I had to pin your version! I love it!

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  4. Love it. I've never seen that gorgeous Suzuko Koseki fabric before!

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  5. That fabric oozes cuteness. Seriously adorable.

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  6. That is really pretty, the prints go together perfectly

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  7. Really sweet, we all need those instant gratification projects don't we.

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  8. I've never made a bag before, but I absolutely love this little tote. Do you mind me asking what pattern you used. I just might give this a try :)

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  9. I love this. I really like how modern it makes the gingham look and I love the yellow handles :)

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  11. That is super cute!! wow I love it.

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  12. Really great tote - are you able to let me know where I may obtain a pattern, please?

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  13. Lovely bag with the gingham in pink and black being adorable:)

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  14. What a fun and happy tote! Love the gingham and bright yellow handles.

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  15. What a lovely bag. I especially like your choice of colours and the bright handle.

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  16. I love the outside compartment for magazines.... it is perfect. And Gingham.... the perfect yum- yum! No matter how old I get I think I will always be a Gingham girl :) And I just came from Red Pepper Quilts and saw her economy blocks. It is delightful. I just want to throw all UFO's to the wind and start making some blocks. Now wonder I am so slow to finish anything. Can't wait to see your economy blocks..... show us some sneak peaks pretty please. Janita

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  17. Beautiful tote and great choice of fabrics!

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  18. Such a cute bag...love that fabric :)

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