Black + Denim Poolside Tote

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Coming up with different fabrics combinations using my patterns is one of my favorite things to do. Often times I only make a pile of fabrics and not the actual project (sometimes that’s enough to satisfy some curiosity, sometimes not). I love seeing what others make too, sewing is so great in that way. Plus it’s fun to be able to combine handmade projects to really let your style shine through.

So that’s where Indiesew comes in. I’m excited about the collections they put together each season. It’s fun to see a complete package of sewing projects combined in a fun way. This summer collection is really awesome – a top, pants, a swim suit, dress, and even my poolside tote.

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Little by little I’m inching my way closer to feeling successful every time I sew something for myself to wear. A lot of times in the past I’ve made something just because, or picked a fabric I really wouldn’t normally feel comfortable wearing, but in the past year or so I’ve begun to be more selective about what I spend my time making. And I think that has translated well to my closet. Bags are a whole other story though – obviously I don’t have a problem making ones I like.

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

I loved using this Japanese linen blend (purchased from Miss Matatabi) for my Poolside Tote, and couldn’t resist lining it with denim. Because I didn’t want to quilt this tote (see here for a quilted version) I opted for my suggested ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable stabilizer option. I do really like using it for a non-quilted version of this pattern.

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Hope you’re all geared up for a fun summer! Check out the full collection of the summer goodness here at Indiesew.

And if you’d like to see a few more variations on these projects, follow along with the blog tour:

Poolside Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

12 thoughts on “Black + Denim Poolside Tote

  1. Nic says:

    Anna always love seeing your fabric choices. They are brilliant! Now the most exciting thing just happened down here in Australia. I received your beautiful book Handmade style in the post this morning…and it is my day off! I can spend the day enjoying all your creations!!!! So excited for you that your hard work can now be enjoyed by all of us around the world x

  2. Nic says:

    Wow just one more thing. How awesome is the Indiesew patterns! Will be definitely having a hoe at sewing something for myself! Way out of my comfort zone though!!!

  3. Marina says:

    Great bag Anna. Very chic with that combination of fabrics….

  4. Leslie says:

    I love the pop of chartreuse. I just ordered your book from Amazon. Im excited to receive it.

  5. Franziska says:

    Beautiful. I adore your fabric choice and the way the bag looks like. Fantas

  6. Kelly O. says:

    I really like the citron/yellow hint on the bag. Gives it a punch!

  7. susaninfrance says:

    Hi Anna! I just got your book today (in FRANCE!!). I’m so impressed with the projects you’ve put together–I own just about every craft book printed and yours is truly one I will use…not just look at. Perhaps it’s because your style suits mine so well, perhaps you just have fantastic ideas, or both? I can’t wait to see/get some of your fabrics. I’d love to get some suggestions for interfacing as I don’t think the byAnnies is here in france (maybe I’m wrong though)….

    Best of luck with all your new projects…it’s so great to see you spreading your wings!!

  8. Amanda Jean says:

    I love seeing what fabrics you put together. This combo is gorgeous! And so YOU!

  9. kristin says:

    We all have our specialities within our craft, eh? Always felt like mine was kid clothes but the more I practice at clothes for me, the more comfortable I feel with it – fabric selection is the hardest part! You are SOOOOOOO good at that with bags and home dec stuff, for sure. You’re an expert! And dude, my book finally came in the mail and I’m in love with it!! Beautiful.

  10. Annie says:

    Beautiful bag! You paired that fabric beautifully. I have loved seeing all of these Poolside Totes. Such a cute, functional bag.

    Also just to note, we are working on becoming a vendor on Amazon, but the Annie on Amazon hyperlink is not me. 🙂

  11. dana says:

    oooo this is so pretty. Love the fabric combo!

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