WIP: HST Tote Bag


For the Modern She Made Swap, my partner requested a tote bag on the larger side.  I saw she had Sew Katie Did’s HST quilts in her favorites, and something just clicked for me, so I decided to use the same concept in piecing the outside of the tote bag.

I already had a few Kona cottons in cool colors, so I bought a couple more and sewed up the outside.  For the lining, I posted this picture, and she said she wanted a pink lining.  I think I’m going to go with the pink flowered print and use the bottom pink print right next to it for some interior pockets.  The only thing I’m stumped on is the handles.  I’ll either make them pink, the dark blue solid, or a black or gray text print.  I also have to decide how I’ll attach the handles as well.

Still, I’m happy with the direction this is headed, and even though I don’t need to mail this off until early May, I’m hoping to finish it this week sometime.  I’ll still need to make her a small item, but I have an idea in the works for that as well.


  1. Gemma @Pretty Bobbins says:

    What great choices! Your partner is certainly very lucky!

  2. Beautiful colors–have fun with it!!

  3. Love the colours! Will make a very pretty tote.

  4. I love Terrain! Your solid block is lovely too…the tote will be wonderful when it’s finished.

  5. oh that is going to be a wonderful bag!!

  6. I love the colors. I love the two top fabrics for the pink and the leaf one for the blue/green. I would use one of these for the handles.

  7. This is beautiful! I love the idea of using text fabric for the handles!

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