Monday, July 29, 2013

GeoCentric Bag Challenge for Sew Mama Sew!

I'm always amazed at just how much I love finishing a good tote bag. Tonight I had the chance to revel in that finish - coming in just under the wire for the Sew Mama Sew GeoCentric Bag Challenge! 

I'm so excited to have the chance to work with Sew Mama Sew on this project - I've learned so much from them throughout the years and it's good to give a little back! 

Cloud 9 graciously sent us fabric for this challenge - it's a great canvas weight fabric which was a lot of fun to use. I typically sew with quilting weight cottons, and it's always fun to throw in a sturdier fabric once in a while. I paired the canvas with a layer of duck canvas (instead of interfacing) and I really love how nicely this tote holds its shape! 

This tote was made using a tutorial from The Long Thread. As mentioned before I substituted a layer of cotton duck canvas for the fusible fleece that the tutorial calls for. The tote came together really easily, and I'm surely going to make more of them in the future. This one is destined to become my MIL's birthday gift (don't tell her) - I hope she loves it as much as I do!


  1. I love it! That orange is perfect for the bag!
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  2. that's fab! I love that canvas - the designs and colours are just great.

  3. That print is perfect for this bag! It's lush!

  4. That is a GREAT bag and I love what you did with the fabs.

  5. This bag is incredible!! You did amazing on it!

  6. I love the bag. Tried to go to to read the tutorial but both Firefox and Chrome says it doesn't exist?