Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Echino project tote


I whipped up this tote as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law Jamie this morning. I modeled it after the tote I had made for her birthday in May but kept for myself. At the time, I thought it was too substantial. But since then I've learned that it's really the perfect bag for toting around books and knitting projects. Jamie crochets and reads voraciously, so I think this will be put to great use.


It's made of linen and some Echino scraps. I interfaced it with fusible fleece, which makes it sturdy and able to stand up on its own. It's lining is a great Japanese hedgehog fabric that I've had in my stash forever. I sewed in a simple divided pocket, lined with an orange and white paisley that's a fun surprise against the green.

Check another gift off the list!

15 comments:

Poppyprint said...

That is a bitchin' project bag! Can I say bitchin' here? You know I mean rad, wicked and/or aces, right? Just keepin' it fresh. Here in my crib. Sista.

Amy said...

It looks great! I just used fusible fleece on the bag for Lily too and I think it gives the perfect amount of structure. I love the hedgies!

Ashley said...

totally cute! (and I love seeing those echino coins being used!). Love the hedgehog interior - cute, cute, cute!!

Michele said...

What a great bag! I love everything about it!

mcregan said...

I love, love this bag--do you have a tutorial for it? I hope I will have time over the holidays to make one! Happy Holidays!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

OMGosh, this tote is so darling! Great job sewing, it looks perfect to me.

Hugs
Julie

mummalu said...

This one is gorgeous too!

Andie said...

Can I just say...you have really flawless taste in fabric and projects. I'm pretty dang jealous of that. But - hey - it's good for you, huh?!

Laura said...

What a great project! Simple yet fun!

Ginger said...

Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

Leslie said...

i love the hedgehog fabric in the bag....so cute. this is such a great gift idea.

Dani said...

Loving this little number. The hedgehogs send it over the edge.

Monica said...

you're a great SIL... can you be mine too?

Lindsay Conner said...

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bellaandjake said...

I'd love some rough dimensions - i love the shape, not too square and the sturdiness! Would you be willing to share? Personal use only, I may try to whip up three for my little nieces coming to visit next week - think Heather Ross, mermaids and fairies. They can carry their crayons, and readers on the plane home in them.