Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Scrappy Tote

I have continued to have fun playing with the Tula Pink Prince Charming scraps that Cynthia shared with me. Last week I shared a "quilt as you go" slab that I was working on using the larger and longer pieces of those scraps.  This week I finished it up into a tote bag for myself.

I've made several of these already, and I learned to make them from the video tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company called "Make Three Totes from One Charm Pack."  This time, I decided I didn't need to watch the video over again, and just got started making it on my own after finishing up the scrappy slab for the outside of the tote bag. I measured an earlier tote that I made so that I would have the correct dimensions, although I made this one a little bit deeper.  The lining is a sweet teal pin dot that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Having some custom fitted pockets on the inside to hold my phone, keys, and other daily necessities is really handy!  I also really like a magnetic snap to keep it closed.

This tote bag matches the Prince Charming pillow cover I made for the living room a few weeks ago!

And a close-up shot of the quilting on the outside of my bag.  I'm already enjoying using it!

I'll be linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework - my favorite Sunday afternoon party!


Jayne said...

You can't go wrong with Tula and these colors are so gorgeous! Your bag is beautiful, I love the wide straps. So pretty!

Chantal said...

This bag is beautifully made. It hold itself so right and stiff. What did you used for the batting? Congrats on an awesome finished bag. ;^)
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Paige said...

What a beautiful scrap project! Love all the compartments in your bag! Great finish!

gayle said...

That's a wonderful bag! Love it!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your bag is beautiful! I am so glad you are enjoying those scraps.Thanks for sharing your lovely tote with Oh Scrap!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh that is so great! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing where you learned how too!! ;-)

Linda said...

I love this! I was just looking at my purse this morning thinking "why do I carry it?", because although it is small and doesn't drag my shoulder down, it is hard to rummage through to find things. A tote would be perfect and I love the look of yours. :)