Friday, June 20, 2014

a new book bag

echino kokka essex linen tote bag

My 11 year old "graduated" from elementary school this week (seriously, where does the time go!?!?!) so we've had lots of family visiting. 

echino kokka essex linen tote bag


That coupled with the fact that my sewjo disappeared again after I finished my oakshott pillows means that I haven't seen my sewing machine for the past week or so. But for some reason, I actually was briefly motivated to sew when I had a few minutes alone during my youngest daughter's nap this week. With the limited time I had, I just wanted to sew something quick and easy so I decided to use my tutorial to make another "simple to sew" tote bag

echino kokka essex linen tote bag

The fabric on the outside is echino decoro paired with essex yarn-dyed linen and I lined it with an older print from Melody Miller.

echino kokka essex linen tote bag

While I was sewing this bag, I started thinking about different variations to make with this tutorial so I'm excited to try and see if some of my ideas will work (and you know I'll share them here whether they are successes or failures!)

If you are looking for the giveaway from Warp & Weft, click here. It is still open for a few more days (until June 29, 2014.)

11 comments:

  1. Echino just seems to be the best choice for bags. Nice!

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  2. great bag, I so love that Echino print.

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  3. How nice! Yes time goes by fast. On to the next phase.......

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  4. Glad you found some time alone for yourself and sewing. :)

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  5. The bag is beautiful. Glad you could finish a quick little project when you had a little time. Just to let you know, your giveaway post says new comments are not allowed. Any idea why that would be?

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  6. I love the two fabrics together - really cute!

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  7. Love it! That essex linen is always a favorite with me!

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  8. I understand too well the where did the time go feeling. My daughter will be 11 in August and finish her primary schooling in December (Australian school year). It wasn't that long ago she was a chubby baby and I was a new Mum!

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  9. Cute! I might have to make one for a few readers in my life! Maybe one for myself too!

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