Purple Super Tote

I had a great time teaching the Super Tote pattern at my local quilt shop the other day. Plus it’s a great opportunity to use the step-outs to actually turn into a usable bag! Bonus points.

I had gotten this pretty canvas weight fabric from Miss Matatabi along with a few other prints. I’ve always loved how white ink looks on linen, so it was a no-brainer choice for me.

I didn’t do anything too crazy with this one. Again, I used the ‘wrong’ side of my favorite denim for the gusset and handle pieces. I love how it’ll be super durable and will wear well. I’m always interested in playing around with different interfacing and fabric combinations. To me it’s just fun to experiment and try new combinations. And of course another reason to make another bag. Luckily I think I’ve found a home for this one. I hope my friend likes it. eeek!

See you soon!

Pattern: Super Tote Pattern (by me!)
Fabric: Japanese Fabric Linen Blend¬†from Miss Matatabi, lining is Catnap by Lizzy House with a splash of Jeni’s Deamin Vintage

16 thoughts on “Purple Super Tote

  1. Ines says:

    I love all of your totes and you must have a lot already :-)!

    Greetings from Germany

  2. If your friend doesn’t love it, I do. Purple is my favorite. I am in the process of cutting one out. Never thought about using the backside of the denim. Love it!

  3. Krista says:

    If she doesn’t like it, she’s crazy!

  4. says:

    Gorgeous pattern and you are so clever at combining fabrics in such a cute way.

  5. cadesignbum says:

    I love the tack on the sides, great attention to detail. What an innovative idea about using the back of denim, much more interesting!

  6. Diy by Paula says:

    I love this one! The combination of fabrics is great, and the sides look fabulous like that.
    Surely she’ll love it too!

  7. my fave bag i’ve seen of yours – love the linen, love purple, love the pattern of the fabric and the bag (‘simple’-ish), and love the back of denim as a ‘neutral’. thinkin’ your friend will LOVE.

  8. ~ Kim ~ says:

    It’s gorgeous! How funny that I was searching for ideas for your SuperTote as I am going to make one today! I wish I was good at colour combo’s like you. That purple is so pretty and the interior is great too. I can’t wait to make mine now.

  9. Art van Mil says:

    I love your blog and your ideas! So inspiring! And of course, this is again a very gorgeous tote!
    Best wishes

  10. Frances says:

    This is so amazing, Anna! I love the interior fabrics too!

  11. Jos says:


  12. Looks lovely well done

  13. I have the super tote pattern, purchased on line from Hawthorne Threads.
    Bought most of the pellon and the zipper to make it…cutting it today.
    Anna you are the best bag pattern designer!

  14. Alicia says:

    I will love to know how to find the grey denim! I adore it! I have all the other supplies for the super tote and bought the pattern, and I want to switch to grey denim from the blue!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hey Alicia, I had gotten from my local Hancock Fabrics. So I’m not super sure what else might be out there. For this one, I used the ‘wrong’ side of the denim as the exterior.

      1. Alicia says:

        Thanks! That’s exactly what I got yesterday! Black denim and I’m using the wrong side. I love it.

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