Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tutorial: { Patchwork Tote Edition}


Finally our home is quiet and I made myself a cup of tea at this quiet night! Editing some images. We sure had a busy day today! Changing the sheets in the bedroom and also get our summer quilts out and have many need to be wash and put away. A few quilts need to get started soon here! Lots planing and making are happening this weekend! The weather has bee perfect for us!  My new {patchwork tote} finished on Saturday! I am so pleased with the leather straps for the handles. I went to the local leather shop and was able to pick some up! It is new for me to use leather for sewing! Leather has a harder texture look, but it really gives nice contrast to the fabric well. As you might still remember my {scrappy patchwork post} I patched all the scraps together and additional some large scrap pieces. I really enjoy the patchwork process more than another other project. It is work as you go type of process! The patchwork come really random and it gives the simple look to it!

+I use Penny's quilt as you go method of the quilting part. The used the simple bag pattern for this tote. As you can see the smallest scrap is less than an 1".

When sewn the pieces into the tote shape and I realized the size is very long. I really debt if should keep it or I should  down size it.  I cut 3" from the top off { my heart was shocking!} I didn't wanted waste any of these cut of patchwork, so I took them apart again.
 
I patched them again then taken them apart again { I can't really tell you what I was thinking at that time, but I knew something didnot go right}.

Then used last patchwork and made it into a {patchwork zippered pouch}. I love it!!  It is a very good size and will be great for anything....

This is my newest {patchwork tote}. I used the bias binding for this tote and last {patchwork handbag}. The lining was iron on interfacing. It helps to stabilized the tote and added a little weight on it. I plan to take off my first { patchwork tote} and redo the lining part. The first one didn't have any inner pockets or inner zippered pocket. It was very simple, but I never able to find my keys when I use it.

My scraps bowels are down to two. I also got a request from Stella this weekend. She asked if she can have a new bag that looks like grown ups. Well! I have a new task now! I plan on posting the bag in the next couple of  posts, so you might be interesting on how I work with patchwork.

xxC

12 comments:

  1. Hi!! I realy love your bag!! I want to start one too, today, but after work....The leather handles !!!! Great! Look at this blog! http://cotonetlavande.blogspot.com/2012/02/un-bolso-para-la-primavera-xxl.html She does the same!!! Anne, Oslo, Norway:-)

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    1. Hello! Thank you!! Thank you for sharing the link with me. I visited the link, but can't read the content, but the images are great! I love how she uses leather straps for her bag!!! xo

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  2. Chase! yr new tote is adorable! What a talent you've got to combine diff prints! It's my weakest side when sewing. absolutely lovable! xx

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    1. Paula, thank you! You are sweet! I like these small projects around me, so I can sew them when I have free time. It is a way to use up the scraps and I feel it worth all the penny I spent. :) xo

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  3. i love this.and your little matching zippered pouch is cute too :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I was glad that I was able to save the scraps and made a small zippered pouch! xo

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  4. Lobe your patchwork tote and zip bag.
    What a great eat to use up scraps.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you!! Scraps are great for any projects! I keep them with me and start playing when I have some free time.

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  5. I really like the look of the quilting lines, this is so cool. I think I found my next project!

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    1. That's great! I hope you will have a good time making it!

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  6. I love the scrappy tote! Great idea to use the scraps :)

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