A New Tote Bag

I've been wanting to make myself a new tote bag for a while now.  I finished piecing a pretty large quilt top this week and before getting started on the quilting, I figured it would be nice to complete something fast and simple.

I pinned this pattern on Pinterest a few weeks ago and it looked super easy and fun so I searched through my stash for the perfect fabric.  Under a pile of other stuff, I found some canvas I purchased a really long time ago for another project and paired it with some Kona Coal.

You can't really tell from this picture because the light isn't great, but the print has a really nice mint green background.  Love!!

The pattern was super easy to follow and the bag went together in just a couple of hours.  And I like that the pockets are on the outside of the bag... easy access to things such as a cell phone, sun glasses, snacks...

The only thing I'm not crazy about is the size.  It's a little smaller than I thought it would be.  It's about 14" wide and 10" high, so not very big, but it might do the trick for a day at the island when I don't want to carry my big purse.

Best part?  Every piece of fabric came from my stash and I used scraps of batting.

And now that I've got my quick and easy finish, I can go back to a big project!

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at The Quilt Journal for TGIFF.



  1. Hey Izzy,
    Love your fabric ( the mint green shows just beautiful) and tote ! I would have to go measure things out...but the bigger my totes get- the more I fill them up and the heavier they are for my shoulders- this looks perfect!

  2. I love that tote. Great way to use scraps.

  3. Beautiful! I love how that print pairs with the Kona coal.

  4. Great tote. I like the print your chose.

  5. I made that same pattern a while back and I was also disappointed with how small it was! It's a nice enough bag, but kind of disappointing the first time you make it.


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