Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Small Big Tote Bag

This is the second Big Tote Bag I've made and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.


The difference this time is that I reduced the pattern to 75%, as I liked the shape but wanted something a bit smaller to take my lunch to work.

It is such a perfect size! For the last couple of weeks it's actually replaced my usual handbag, I've been stashing everything in this and using it every day - hence all the wrinkles around the handles!


The fabric is called Flapper e Pattern by Koko Seki (not sure if that's the exact name but that's what is on the selvedge) and I bought it from Miss Matatabi on etsy earlier this year. I lined it with a dusky pink coloured homespun. I didn't have quite enough so I pieced it together, but you can't tell. I was sneaky with my piecing! I didn't want to buy anything for this project because it was originally just meant to carry my lunch. Instead of interfacing I used cotton batting, just because that is what I had on hand.


If you want to check out the first Big Tote Bag I made you can see it here, and you can get the Big Tote Bag pattern here.

Best lunch bag EVER!

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous bag - I really love the shape of it :)

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  2. Gorgeous! I still haven't cut my pattern I have printed it though. I love that fabric.

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  3. It's gorgeous! The ideal shape and nice and sturdy with fabulous colour xx

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  4. It is lovely. I'm going to make one of these (I have the pattern waiting), perhaps I need to keep the bigger size if I will be tempted to put everything in it!!

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  5. i love the bunting fabric and you are very clever to resize it. awesome bag!

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  6. wow, i need to do something like this to take my lunch to work too

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  7. So in love with this mini version. Must pick some fabric to make one!

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  8. I love it too! Such pretty fabric.

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