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Denim and Walnut Redwood Tote

The pieces to this Denim and Walnut Redwood Tote were cut over a year ago. I was deep into making all the samples for my Around the Bend fabric collection and this color combo was one I just couldn’t put away.

Denim and Walnut Redwood Tote

I ended up not having time to actually sew it after I cut the pieces (I sewed a different Redwood up instead). It got set it aside knowing I would eventually get to sewing it up. I wasn’t until earlier this fall that I pulled out the pieces (and re-cut the ones that got missing along the way, hahaha) that I got to work.

Denim and Walnut Redwood Tote
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Video to check out

I made a few reels showing the process of making this Redwood Tote. I actually love taking video of making it. It’s been fun to stretch creatively with video. Stop by my Instagram to check out Part 1 and Part 2 here.

The colors are some of my favorites, I used Big Sur Canvas in Walnut (from Stash Fabrics) for the Side Panels and the Coreopsis print from Around the Bend for the featured center panel. The lining was separated into the tiny Denim Gingham for the pockets and Fungus print from Around the Bend.

Interfacing notes

I had a small scrap of waxed canvas that I used for the bottom reinforcement piece. It pairs nicely with the leather strap and handle details. I tried out Emmaline Bags EB-Fuse in a medium weight for the interfacing for the lining pieces. I really like the extra sturdiness it provides! Especially because the prints that are printed on Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun. Homespun is a little looser weave than the other Essex just because of the construction of the fabric. I used SF101 on all the exterior pieces as per the pattern.

Reinforced Bottom

Project Details

Denim and Walnut Redwood Tote

*Around the Bend is in shops NOW! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Around the Bend” or “Around the Bend Robert Kaufman” check out the #AroundtheBend fabric hashtag on Instagram.

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2022 Thankful Sale

2022 Thankful Sale is here! All sewing patterns and leather* 20% off!

2022 Thankful Sale

Hello! Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing sewing community! Thank you! It means more to me than you could ever know! I’m grateful to be able to do the work that I do. And so thankful to be able to share that with you – I learn so much everyday from you! Starting today I’m having my 11th annual sale on all my sewing patterns and leather in my shop! Yayyyyy!

From now through Monday, November 28th (11:59pm CDT) 2022 all patterns and leather items* (strap sets, leather snap tabs for the minimalist wallet, leather wrist straps, zipper pulls, and leather patches) are 20% off. No coupon code necessary. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. *The only leather items that are NOT on sale are the made to order explorer tote leather kits.

*For the leather, please note that the discount applies while supplies last. I’ve stocked as much as I could get cut. If you’re looking at getting a certain color/length be sure to stop by early! 

No coupon code necessary. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

Hope you have a wonderful week & weekend!

p.s. the first picture is the Redwood Tote pattern (read the blog post about it here), second image is a snowy day (yes, already!) on my walk by the lake! I love watching the change of seasons here.

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Minimalist Wallets – Around the Bend

Cute little wallet alert! Sorry if this distracts you from your to-do list, but these are too cute not to share. These are mini Minimalist Wallets showcasing Around the Bend! Little wallets are cute, but in groups they’re just like candy!

Minimalist Wallets - Around the Bend
Minimalist Wallets - Around the Bend

I mixed up the fabrics on these to show how fun it is to experiment with this design. It wasn’t long after the Minimalist Wallet release that I kept seeing beautiful versions pairing two different exterior fabrics (like in these samples). Why wouldn’t you want to showcase two fun fabrics on your wallet? Plus more on the inside? Bonus!

Minimalist Wallets - Around the Bend

Each of these cuties has the leather snap tab option. You can make it out of fabric (instructions are included for both options as part of the pattern). And I didn’t make the regular size wallet that’s an option in the pattern, but here’s an example of one of those.

Project Details:

Minimalist Wallets - Around the Bend

*Around the Bend is in shops NOW! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Around the Bend” or “Around the Bend Robert Kaufman” check out the #AroundtheBend fabric hashtag on Instagram.