Monday, January 9, 2012

Patchwork tote


A new patchwork tote for myself! Don't remember when was the last time I make a tote. During the school weeks I have about 4 bags to carry with. Almost like a mom with an infant and her personal belongs. It has been an issue for myself and I knew in mind that a bigger tote is needed for things that I carry!f Unfortunately I never took the action up till this week.   


I used my scraps fabrics for the entire project. My Suzuko Koseki fabric that I kept in large scale in the intention of the {sewing prints}. The sewing method I used was from this tutorial  and I highly recommend it! I haven't never use this tutorial for making a quilt, but for the project that I have done here is perfect! I love all the detail quilting lines in different directions and it helped to make it {patchy. work} look.


{Thanks} my little helper, S. She took the photos for me. As you can tell it is a big scale tote. Inside I have a 3" inches binders and two books already, but it looks like still lots room for {stuff}. On this side of the tote I made small patchwork then combined the small patchwork blocks together. It really created a nice look!


On this side of the bag, I used large fabric prints created on patchwork look. I spoiled myself with my favorite fabrics. With the handles that I simply cut a 5" strips and quilted the straight lines. It is great to have a new tote for a new semester!

I really like the patch {log.cabin} look. Won't it be great to make a quilt in the similar method and fabric choices? 

xxC


18 comments:

  1. Your bag is beautiful, it really suits the quilt as you go style, much quicker than making a quilt too!

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  2. Hello, I arrived at your blog from the Very Kerry Berry blog. I wanted to tell you how lovely your patchwork bag is. I am very new to sewing/quilting but will strive to make a bag like this someday!

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  3. I love it! I'm a big fan of Suzeko and immediately thought of her designs when I saw your new tote. It looks perfect for carrying lots of books and papers in gorgeous style. Well done, Chase!

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  4. Gorgeous bag, love the fabrics you have chosen for it. As you used a tutorial to make it I would love it if you would link up with this weeks Tutorial Tuesday Linky party
    http://lawsonandlotti.blogspot.com/2012/01/tutorial-tuesday-no2.html
    Its a link up so people can see how well tutorials work or a place to put new tutorials you have written.
    Im so enjoying your blog since I found it through SMS giveaway day

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  5. did you use a pattern for this bag? what was it? it is amazing. i would love to make one. the patchwork is so cool

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  6. Thank you for all the kind and sweet comments! It is a great bag! I am so happy with it and able to filled in with all my supplies and books. I am carry two bags rather than 4 now.

    Leslie, I didn't use a pattern for this bag. You can check out the tutorial for the patchwork that I have link up in the post.

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  7. Yay, Thanks for linking up. Hope you will link up any future projects you make from tutorials :-)

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  8. Love your bag Chase!! I thought I had put your new blog in Google reader, but I didn’t, so that’s why I have been absent. I’m going to read your other posts now!

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  9. Great bag.....love all that patchwork!

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  10. {Nicolette} Welcome! I hope this is a better place to read! I am happier thought!
    {Carolyn} Thank you!

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  11. WOW!! Your bag is absolutely wonderful! I really really like it a lot! The strap you made adds so much to the bag. I really must make one of these!

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    1. Hi Penny- I must left out your comment back in January when you left on my patchwork tote post {sorry}. Now you have made yours and I truly love the style that you created. It is great way to use up our scraps! :)

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  12. That tote is totally awesome!!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I love patchwork!

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  13. Really a great bag!! You´ve created a wonderful combination of fabrics and the quilted patchworky look is sooo pretty!

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    1. Thank you!! It is a fun project! A good way to used up little scraps as well! xo

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  14. Chase
    May I ask what size this bag is?

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  15. Hello! Your tote bag looks sooo great! J.

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