Earlier this week, I decided it was time to retire my Watermelon Tote bag that I made in July of 2016 -
and make a new one for fall! I made this one a little taller and a little wider than the original pattern, and I liked the size and shape it became, so I did the same with my new one.
I started with 16 red, brown, and orange charms from a charm pack of Miniature Gatherings by Moda and added some of the dark red with cream stars that I had leftover from my 4th of July projects as the top and bottom borders.
Some simple quilting to a scrap piece of batting, a coordinating lining, and a fat quarter to make some inner pockets -
makes a very functional tote bag/purse that will last me quite a long time! This bag measures about 15.5" wide x 12.5" tall, and 3.5" wide at the bottom.
One thing I may add that I have found helpful in the past is a magnetic clasp to keep the top of my tote bag from gaping open. I can recycle one from an older bag that I'm no longer using - that sounds like a good Sunday afternoon project!
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