Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patchwork Tote

This patchwork tote I started a few years ago, yes you read it right. LOLLL

I started it when I was learning how to do patchwork and make bags. This was an easier block to learn with so I made quite a few different ones back then. The FMQ was also a first as was the little embroidered flowers in the bottom right hand corner. I wish I could remember where I got the tutorial from because I don't have a clue how to make them again.

The reason I've finished it now is because a lady came round and saw it lying unfinished and insisted she wanted it. 

I even tried my hand at sewing beads on the front.

The back is just strips of fabric that I used for the front.

And I stitched over the seams with a decorative machine stitch. Back then doing FMQ on the front was more than I could handle.

It's a good job I left it until now to finish as I didn't have a clue how to put in zippers then. I think that was the main reason it got shoved to one side.

This inside just has two slip pockets.

These are so cute. I must search for that tutorial.

Now it's finally finished I'm reluctant to part with it.

~ Maria ~


  1. Hi Maria,
    what a wonderful tote ! I love the way you have decorated the stripes with the machine stich :O)
    hugs to you,

  2. It's beautiful Maria. I am sure you have lots of scraps and could make another one, especially now that you know how to quilt, and do zippers. Lol

  3. It's gorgeous - especially the embellishments!

  4. Maria great bag, it is great finishing off projects we started a few years ago.

    The zipper looks great.

  5. Great work Maria!I love all details!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  7. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love it! I love the combination of all the fabrics. Well done!


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