Monday, October 15, 2012

Mouthy Stitches Tote bag done....TICK

Yes I have a list as long as my arm and was beginning to panic a week ago but with a bit of time off work last week I have been able to whip this tote bag up for my secret partner in round 2 of Mouthy stitches.
Pattern was from Skip to my Lou's blog

I was thinking some HST's but was too worried I would loose the design on the fabric I had chosen. 
 ( I was also thinking the tote bag was a lot bigger ) 
 Maybe another star block that I made for Cindy in the Modern Irish Bee but really that would be cheating right!

So 2" squares were chosen and am happy to see the final product.
Back was just the bits left over sewn together.  You can't waste anything.

I did do one mistake.....I cut the linen fabric for the strap and realised that it was an inch too thin so I had to improvise seeing that there wasn't any more of this linen in my stash...(believe it or not)

Fabrics used:
Geometric Fabric....Could 9  (if you can grab this for your stash do....its really bright)
Essex Linen in steal grey (bought from M is for Make)
Lining is Laurie Wisbrun (it was in my stash)

Partner I hope you like!



  1. That is such a fun looking bag, the fabrics are so awesome. It's strange when the pattern says it should end up a size and yours is either bigger or smaller...=D

  2. It looks fantastic! Lovely colors and so bright. Great

  3. I love it! Gorgeous finish. You totally could have stolen a star or two :)

  4. love the fabrics and the tote is gorgeous! x

  5. Looks gorgeous Erin, might try and run up one of these myself, love your choose of fabrics, really funky!

  6. It looks fantastic Erin, your partner is sure to love it

  7. Fabulous! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!

  8. Great bag Erin, I am sure your partner will be delighted with it, who wouldn't be??

  9. This bag is lovely. The back has worked really well, I love the result!

  10. Can I ask where u got ur geometric fabric from I love it !

  11. as the happy owner of this bag now, I think you did a terrific job. Thanks Erin


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