Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ship Shape Tote

Check it out - I actually sewed something! More Chicopee (should not be a surprise and there IS more to come :-) as I am completely in love with this line, still. I feel like maybe I should be hoarding it. So this is Green Bee Pattern's Ship Shape Tote - I saw all the fun people were having with it at Sewing Summit and I knew I'd be making one sooner or later. So last weekend while I was oogling all the Quiltcon fun on IG I actually sewed something - crazy, right? And I love it! We're taking a little weekend trip for our anniversary and this is the back I'll be carrying around - yay.
10 different Chicopee prints for the front (back is the same layout) and black yarn dyed Essex linen on the inside. I used Fusible fleece on the exterior panels and a little bit of quilting and decor bond on the lining. I also added a pocket because I hate searching for my phone! The combination of interfacings makes for a fairly stiff (sturdy feeling bag). The straps are a little skinnier than I normally like but I do like the overall look of the bag - after carrying it around full of stuff I may decide to make the next one with wider straps, I'll keep you posted. Regardless of the strap size this is a great tote pattern that I could easily see myself making again to carry park/pool stuff in - how cute would it be done scrappy with all different prints? Ok, adding it to the already-too-long to-sew list :-)


  1. Gorgeous - can't get enough of Chicopee.

  2. Love this tote! I've been eyeing it for a while, and now I really want to make one. Gorgeous! Happy belated anniversary :)


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