Hi sewing friends. Today I'm posting as a part of the Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets blog hop at SewCanShe. My friend Caroline recently came up with the cutest pattern and got the chance to film her first *Craftsy class about it.Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets and her patterns are super versatile. Have you ever taken a Craftsy class? They are so fun and I always learn something new when I watch one. In Caroline's class, she teaches how to make tote bags, zipper pouches, and fabric baskets using a fun and fail proof patchwork technique. Once you learn the techniques you can make any size bag or basket that you'd like.
Of course I chose to make a bag....of course.
This looks like your typical tote but it isn't. It has options. I chose to make the version that has pockets on the outside which are installed in a very clever way. They are big enough to slip in your favorite novel or anything else you need to keep right at your finger tips.
My favorite part about this pattern is that it uses gridded interfacing by Pellon that makes for super easy patchwork piecing.
Here's a view of the inside where there are more pockets.
And the fabric on the handles is my favorite.
Patchwork: Priory Square by Katy Jones.
Dot chambray: Robert Kaufman
Plain Denim from Joann
And if you are trying to recreate this very bag I started with 5'' charm squares.
Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog hop below. New links will appear as the week goes on with a new stop every day.
*In full disclosure, this post contains Craftsy affiliate links. I was given a free link to take this class and supplied with some interfacing and supplies to make the cute tote you see above. But, I truly think this is a brilliant pattern and hope you'll try it out. If you do, let me know what you think.