Makers Tote – all mine!!

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I’m such a fan of Anna Graham’s (Noodlehead) patterns.

If you haven’t sewn one of her patterns yet, you really should! her patterns leave you with a make to be proud of.

Talking of Noodlehead patterns, I’m here today to show you MY makers tote. Now, I say ‘MY’ because I’ve actually made 3 already, but this is the first one that I’ve made for myself!!

I find we do that a lot as sewers/quilters/makers, we make beautiful items with so much love and effort but rarely keep the finished items for ourselves!

So here it is…

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Its the large version and the main outer fabric is a canvas print by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel. I actually saw this print and instantly thought that would look so good as a Makers Tote and so here it is, in its 3D, actually made, not just an idea in my head, glory!

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This inside is not as calm as the outside. I have too much fabric and I was adamant I would not buy more for the insides just so that they could match. So the inside/pockets/gussets/straps etc are a ‘patchwork’ of some of my favourite fabric prints (that I had big enough pieces of!)

I’m cool with that, I get more pretty fabrics to look at when I’m using it.

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I plan to use this lovely bag when I go to sew at my guild days and also when I’m teaching a class to bring all my samples etc with me.

I mentioned this was not my first, so here’s a few quick pics of the other Makers Totes I have made, one each for my two daughters and one for my husband. (To be fair nobody asked that I make them one at all, let alone before I make one for myself!)

Do you have a favourite pattern or designer? I’d love to know!

Lou x

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