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!


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

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

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

  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!!

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

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

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

  8. I love it too! Such pretty fabric.


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