I finished my first ever Maker’s Tote by Noodlehead recently to take with me to Quilter’s Affair classes in Sisters in a couple of weeks. I made the large size to carry all my sewing basics and class supplies in style!
- Exterior fabric is Maker Maker Cats in canvas by Sarah Golden
- Rainbow accent fabric is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis
- Interior and gusset fabric is Handcrafted Chroma Batik by Alison Glass
I usually make quilts and not bags so this project was a good challenge for me. I think stitching around the gusset pieces is always the hardest part on bags, with the bulk from the stabilizer and the fabrics. I used Clover Clips and took my time.
I changed the pattern only slightly. Instead of having an outside front pocket, I decided to use a pieced stripe of Blueberry Park fabrics to add a pop of color. I also used the same fabrics to piece together the handles and bias binding. I added a cute little cat zipper pull that I purchased at a quilt show.
Here are some more pictures of my finished Maker’s Tote:
I think I may make the smaller version of the Maker’s Tote for everyday use. I have fabric ideas swirling around in my head. Too many ideas with too little time!
That looks great with the color band across the cats. It’s a super looking tote that will be very convenient to use, too.