Maker’s Tote for Mom.

I made this Maker’s Tote for my Mom. She’s also a maker and so a handy carry-all seemed like a great idea.

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

The pattern is this new one by Noodlehead.

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

I used fabric from all four of my fabric lines, architextures, botanics, doe and carkai. (I still can’t believe I have four fabric lines…)

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

There are two size options included in the pattern, and this is the larger one. I think I’ll try out the smaller size next.

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

It has so much space and many handy pockets throughout.

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

I found a spot where I could take advantage of the special selvage treatment on one of the carkai prints.

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

This bag was a fun one to make and definitely one that will get used often. Next, I’ll have to make one for myself…

Green Maker's Tote . Carolyn Friedlander

 

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14 Responses to Maker’s Tote for Mom.

  1. clothalbatross January 13, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    Fabulous! I love the subtleties in Carkai. I need to make a bag with this collection <3 Your Maker's Tote is awesome.

  2. Dena Emeneau January 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    That bag looks to be as practical as it is beautiful. Awesome combination.

  3. Elise Baek January 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Wow the colors and the fabrics are so beautiful! Really makes the bag special!

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts January 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    I keep hearing about this bag. I think it’s time I check it out. Your prints are awesome.

  5. Cecilia January 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    It’s a great bag! I made one for a Christmas gift and now I want to make one for myself! I didn’t quite understand how to do the zip (maybe it was the late hour) so I installed the magnetic snaps instead.

    • carolyn friedlander January 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

      Ooo, magnetic snaps sound like a great solution!

  6. Tamie January 13, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Love your bag and choice of fabrics. I might have to give this one a try.

  7. Heather January 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I love the colors! and the fabrics of course. I bought the pattern but haven’t had a chance to make it yet! Hopefully some day soon:)

  8. Brianna Robertson January 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    I want to make one of these too! I’m working on some of the bags from Handmade Style first, though 🙂

  9. Anna Graham January 14, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    looks so amazing!! 🙂

    • carolyn friedlander January 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

      Thank you!

  10. Brambleton January 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    I love the use of your larger print design as the outer shell of the Maker’s bag. I was just wondering how I might use it!

  11. Melissa Irvin January 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    Love how all of your fabric collections work so beautifully together! What a special, thoughtful gift!

  12. Linda Doyle February 14, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Time to buy more carkai!

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