Friday, November 22, 2019

TGIFF - Wide Mouth Tote Bag

A small finish this week -- a tote bag.  I picked up a new pattern while in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month.  Cool Cottons is a great little store, and I may have purchased some fabric. 😊

This pattern is called Wide-Mouth Tote.  I don't see it on the Cool Cottons website, but you can get it from Connecting Threads.

It's really hard to photograph a tote bag.

At Sewtopia, there was a box where you could leave bits of fabric that you didn't want.  I found two blocks in the box and thought they would be good to test out my new pattern.  I added a border around the 12.5-inch blocks to increase the size.  And then I was gifted the lilac fabric.

I found the beige batik for the casing in my stash.  The pattern is fairly easy, but I found a few spots where I could have used a bit more information.  And then I mis-read a step early on and didn't discover my error until the end.  But I was able to correct it without too much difficulty.

I wouldn't use a block again to make this pattern beause it doesn't end up being very visible.  The bag is reversible so you could have fun with choosing fabrics.  The bag is quite roomy, and it doesn't take long to make.

What did you make this week?

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Sarah Goer Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty 
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting


  1. I like the blocks and the bag. The touch of lilac is unexpected and looks like a perfect addition.

  2. That's a great looking bag! It puts me in mind of my 6 FQ Bag. Off to buy YET ANOTHER bag pattern..

  3. Very pretty bag! It looks useful, too. I'm sewing some old UFO star blocks together this week. Have a fabulous day!

  4. What a fun idea that there was a box of blocks and bits to share at Sewtopia. The bag look spacious an versatile. (Belated) thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF!


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