Another one I hadn’t made for a while! I made this Super Tote for Cloud9 for quilt market which is coming up in a couple weeks. It features my fabric collection, Rain Walk, and a couple beautiful Cirrus Solids to coordinate. It’s pretty relaxing for me to have the fabrics and pattern picked out for me by someone else and be able to sit down and just sew. Of course I made a few other samples, but those will have to wait until later to share!
I really enjoy sewing a pattern again, each time I get to see how fabrics give it a different look and feel. Of course though it’s always fun seeing what YOU make using my patterns, too. Check out #noodleheadpatterns (or even #supertote) on Instagram or the noodlehead flickr group, awesome stuff happening! It’s definitely the icing on the cake for me, all the possibilities, none of the sewing work for me. But this is fun, too, I get to spend as much time as I want getting all the details just right or trying a few new twists. And it’s all easier because I’ve sewn the bag a million times before.
Because this was made for show, I used Soft and Stable again. It’ll get bumped and move around a lot (including being shipped a couple times) and will need to hold it’s own. You can read this post for a few more thoughts about using it for this pattern. I think for me, it’s a constant battle between using durable fabrics and interfacing combinations. There’s always a million combinations to try! And I have yet to get my hands on some of Pellon’s fusible Flex-Foam. I definitely need to try it! I’ve also become interested in other fabrics, too. I’ve been playing with waxed canvas and leather and pondering a few things. The wheels are churning, they’re just really slow, haha.
On another note, I’m getting to the point where I only really need a small bag to carry the basics on a day-to-day basis. The diaper days are gone and my girls like carrying their own things around whenever we go places. I’ve got a ton of sketches and ideas floating around. Now to try out a few and see what works for me. Hopefully I’ll be able to turn something into a pattern. Anything you consider a must-have feature in a small bag? Speaking of new pattern, I’ve got a couple new ones coming up! One is free (yay!) and the other is a great one for keeping your crafts organized (and then some I hope!).