Friday, July 10, 2009

Patchwork Tote Bag again ;)

patchwork bag

I made this bag about a month ago and have wanted to
show it here, because I really love how it turned out.
Each fabric is one of my favorite stash.

patchwork bag

This is the other side. For this side, I used gray fabric
with white polka dots instead of the shocking pink fabric.
A little difference makes a pretty big difference, doesn't it?
Either way, I love it *smile*

The denim fabric for the exterior handles comes from
my recycled jeans.


It might be kinda hard to see, but this side I used
bright yellow thread to quilt, and the other side
was done with soft pink thread. I really enjoy this
parallel quilting and always used white thread but
this time I decided to be a little more open-minded
and adventurous by using different colors' one.
It was fun ;)


I'm sure we all go through this but my fave stashes
change all the time. At this moment, I love fabric
like these: fabric consisting of no more than two colors.
I still like bold, vibrant colors but am not too
crazy about busy-looking fabric. I haven't been to
fabric stores for a long time. I hope I'll see fabric
like this next time I go there ... ;) Wish me luck!

Joe and I are going to San Francisco tomorrow.
We have been such stubborn homebodies.
Staying home is nice, but sometimes I just need
to get out, appreciate this awesome weather, and have fun.

I hope you all have a great weekend.


Thanks for coming and reading!


  1. Such a fun bag; you have a really good eye for coordinating fabrics together! :)

  2. I agree with Ellen. I always love your fabric choices and this time is no different. YAY for you!!

  3. I love the fabric too! wonderful bag! ;)

  4. The bag is great and I like the mix of black and white with a strong colour.

  5. I love sewing with different thread colours. I do lots of strip piecing like this, though haven't done any for a while. Thanks for the inspiration - my fingers are itching to make some little purses and bags like this again.

  6. Just love your bag! Have fun too

  7. I love the fabrics that you chose for this bag, perfect!

    The yellow stitching is a nice touch, makes it fun!

  8. Good luck for fabric of no more than two colors;)

  9. I have tried to make patchwork items like yours...but they are never as cute. I think the fabric stash makes a huge difference. I love your eye! Good job, as always. Have fun in San Francisco.

  10. Such beautiful fabrics, I especially love the ones with text on...

  11. Gorgeous tote!! I love simple fabrics too, polka dots are great! I think the yellow stitching was a neat idea :)

  12. Love this bag. The colors are stunning and I like the way you quilted it, so pretty.

  13. It's lovely. I love the contrast of the thread. I too enjoy parallel quilting - especially on bags and bag handles! Enjoy it!!

  14. What a nice bag, those colours look wonderful together.

    Have fun on your trip!

  15. That tote is absolutely beautiful. I love the way all the colours come together. The selection of fabrics is perfect!

  16. Wonderful bag! Its always fun to see what other people's favorites are... my favs change all the time too!

  17. It's very beautifuld! Love this bag.

  18. What cute bags.Love all the colors you use.

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  20. the bag is cute!

    my roommate bought a panda bag!
    She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.

  21. Any way you could do a tutorial on this one?

  22. Thank you, everyone!

    Thank you for asking me for that but I don't think I will be able to since this is just like the tote bag I made for magazine Stitch last year.


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