Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Tohoku Tote Bag

When I saw the Create with Me project for September over at Ucreate my first reaction was 'yes please'! The project is the Tohoku Tote designed by Cheri from I am Momma-Hear Me Roar. She has a fantastic tutorial which is really easy to follow and here are the results:


My interfacing didn't behave during the ironing on phase so I have a few wrinkles, but they weren't that obvious so I continued on. My fabric choice was Amy Butler Daisy Chain Clematis in Grey. I used a coordinating solid that I picked up from my local fabric store for the bow, straps and lining.


I popped in a custom made pocket that fits my phone so I don't have to rummage around when it rings. I was worried about my bow making skills but it came out better than I expected!


Overall a great success and a pattern and tutorial I would highly recommend if you fancy a new bag!

Online Sewing Class

31 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous, Ros! The two fabrics work well together, to make a great Spring/Summer bag. You've done a good job on the bow.

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  2. I love the amy butler fabric - I used to have it, but it's all used up now! Suz

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  3. I saw this and really want to make one! I just need to find the time! Looks great!

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  4. Love your colour choice. A really great job :-)

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  5. Oh, I LOVE the fabric! Your bag looks wonderful!

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  6. Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-5.html

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  7. This bag is gorgeous...I also thought of participating...my best friend would love this bag but I don't have suitable fabrics, however there is a big fabric market at the weekend here in Frankfurt so I hope to get some...and than have 4 days to make it:-)

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  8. Nice job! I like the color combo. I have always feared to sew a bag. I think that it is too hard for my skills. Hmm, after seeing your post I feel motivated. Thank u for the inspiration

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  9. I so want to make one of these! Great job on yours!!!

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  10. This bag is exactly what I've been looking for! I love your fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. It looks great! I like the colors and the style. These colorful and joyful bags are my favorites. On second place are celebrity handbags which actually are an addiction to me :)

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  12. This is so very cute! This would have been my favorite bag ever if I was younger! I love the colors and everything!

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  13. That looks brilliant! I love your choice of fabric. Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  14. Beautifull, I'm making one like this with fall coulours, hope that I'll finish it soon. Your looks great!!!

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  15. What a pretty bag! Love the colors.

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  16. Adorable! I especially love your fabric choices. Great job!

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  17. Great job and love Amy Butler's fabric its perfection.

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  18. Oh I love this. Not just the bag pattern but the fabrics you choose are just gorgeous. I wish I was at this level with my sewing. Maybe someday. :)

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  19. SEW CUTE!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  20. That bag is great. I love your fabric choices. and the pocket:) The bow looks fab.

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  21. I love bags, and this one is just plain gorgeous!

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  22. Oh my gosh, I am in love with this bag!! Love the colors, love the bow...too bad I don't sew!

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  23. Great fabric and such a sweet bag, your bow looks perfect, it really finishes the bag off nicely.

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  24. I love both the design and the fabric! It's the most interesting tote bag design I've seen for a long time - the bow gives it that added interest. Love it!

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  25. Looks great, I love that fabric.

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  26. This bag looks too good to use! You have done a great job matching those beautiful fabrics together. I love the mini tohoku to match!

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  27. Hi Ros, I've featured your Tohoku Tote today...
    Ten Fabulous Totes

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  28. Great job Ros! LOVE those fabrics...they work so well together! :) Christine

    - ChrisW Designs

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  29. Thanks for the extremely detailed tutorial! This was my first ever sewing project and it turned out fantastic! My friends even started ordering them from me.

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  30. Just saw your bag on someone's Pinterest board and I had to comment on it! You did a great job on it. I actually made this bag myself almost a year ago and it has become my favorite "go to" bag! I know you must be enjoying yours also!

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