I finished sewing my Japanese inspired scrappy tote and I love it so much!
You might remember my inspiration photo from the February U-Pick Sewing Vote. This bag didn’t win the vote, but I loved it so much that I had already started making it before the voting closed.
Since I was busy working on the other project that did win - the Felt Purse Organizer - I didn’t have time to include all of the details that were on the original bag (such as the shoulder strap), but I really wanted to finish it anyway.
Which means that this bag is a really fun and quick sew - perfect for a weekend project or just a couple afternoons! ❤️
I’m planning to go to Alt Summit in a few weeks and you all know how much I love to take a new bag when I go to events - so this will be the one. One thing done, a million more to go, lol.
A tutorial is totally coming for this bag, so here are some tips if you want to get ready now:
I saved even more time on this scrappy tote bag is by using pre-cut fabrics. I sorted out 32 squares from this Cotton & Steel charm pack, and was good to go. You could also cut 32 5’’ squares from your scraps. You’ll also need 1/2 yard of fabric for the bag interior, 1/2 yard of batting, and fusible interfacing for the lining pieces, if you so desire. Plus a zipper for an interior zippered pocket - but that’s also optional.
Watch for my Scrapyard Tote tutorial soon.
And if you are planning on coming to Alt Summit too - connect with me on the Alt Summit App (I’m sure you’ve received lots of emails telling you how to get it). I want to meat other sewists and crafters most of all!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.