December 14, 2015

Super Tote

First and GOAL Ok, I don't watch football but my significant other is watching the game and that is my only thought about completing this bag! First try and it was a huge success. I used the popular Super Tote pattern by Noodlehead. I will admit this is not my first bag, but I found the pattern super easy to use and love the final design. It was a commission from a friend for her daughter.

The front and back is a Cotton & Steele print, and the inside is cute pink hopscotch pattern. The bag is a diaper bag for a little girl, so the idea is something cute and girly on the inside but something more "adult" like for the outside. The sides and handles are Essex Linen to provide some extra stability. I used both the SF101 and Craft 808 interfacing on the quilting cotton and love how it worked out.

My friend is using the bag to travel, so I opted to put in the zipper to keep things more secure. The dark pink zipper was a nice contrast to the light pink lining and brought out the dark pink in the outside pattern.  I already have plans to make a bag for myself. Although, I am not sure I would put in the zipper flap for a workbag. Jury is still out.

How is everyone doing on their Christmas sewing? I only have a couple small projects to finish, but I am starting feel the pressure for the countdown for the 2015 Challenge Quilt with my Grandmother. She has announced her's is done, so I guess that means I should get started? Ahhhhh ... 

- Patch & Chels 


  1. Beautiful bag! I love this pattern and have made a few for gifts. I really should make one to keep!

  2. Looks like a super roomy bag. Great idea to add a zipper for on-the-go.

  3. Looks like a great bag, I really like Noodlehead's patterns.

  4. Gorgeous bag! I've been wanting to try this pattern ... might put it on my xmas list :)

  5. I agree that the zipper is a great addition for travelling. I am lazy, however, and almost never zip up my handbag at home. The perks of living in a safe environment, eh?
    I never would have guessed that the pretty floral is Cotton and Steel!