For round five of the Secret Tote Bag Swap hosted by Lia’s Handmades, the theme was the 241 Tote by Noodlehead. I was quite excited about this theme and decided to order some fabric online instead of just heading to my local Hancock Fabrics. (I’d like to go to a local quilt shop, but their hours aren’t often day job friendly.)
The first options (my favorite) were popular, but I thought my partner might prefer #4 which was also getting some good responses. I couldn’t commit to two as I just didn’t like it even though some others did. Was I overthinking my fabric selections? Perhaps. As the mailing deadline got closer, I realized I better go ahead and order something.
So I went with the Joel Dewberry and paired it with some white twill and a unused belt from the boyfriend as a strap. I had a metal and navy zipper that went right along with it and even though I was nervous about making a zipper pocket like this, it went together easily.
And I did buy some of the fabrics in option one for me. 🙂 Couldn’t resist!
For my extras I made a zipper pouch with some leftover charm squares. I reorganized lately and found a bunch of things I forgot I had.
And made a key fob too. I ordered some more hardware after running through the first 10 pieces pretty quickly.
And then threw in some buttons and cupcake ribbon to round out the package.
So all in all here’s what I sent.
My partner said was happy with the package and it looks like I picked the right fabrics for her. Success!