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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

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Go Anywhere – Yoyogi Park Bag

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

Well I had to make something! When I got home from Quilt Market I of course felt relief, I can sew anything I want! As I was cleaning up the wreckage left behind from quilt market prep, I found this lowly fabric and pattern pull (Go Anywhere Bag) I had set aside months ago. You all must know that I don’t need another bag. I have more than plenty, but this fabric just screamed bag! Hopefully it’ll find its way to a home soon (thinking Citizens of Textile perhaps?).

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

Anyway, this is the gorgeous canvas print from Yoyogi Park by one of my all time favorite designers – Skinny laMinx. It’s such a happy collection of colors!

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

So I paired it with a bit of gray (real original I know, ha!) and a little handmade piping. I used cotton canvas as the lining, I think it’ll be quite sturdy.

Thank you for reading along all these years. I’m getting back into the swing of regular blogging (I hope) now that my book is out. I miss being able to share something the minute I finish, and of course connecting with you all. I think sewing a few things just for the fun of it will help pull me out of this slump I feel I’m in. Plus – it’s almost summer!!

 

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag

Pattern: Go Anywhere Bag
Fabric: Yoyogi Park, Carolyn Friedlander Doe, Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex in Graphite

Have a great weekend!

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Handmade Style Coupon

Caravan Tote + Pouch by Noodlehead featuring Rain Walk

[Caravan Tote + Pouch using Rain Walk]

Caravan Tote + Pouch by Noodlehead featuring Rain Walk

Pre-orders of Handmade Style are starting to be shipped this week as well as arriving at local quilt shops. I do have a copy in my hands and it feels wonderful and weird at the same time. And I can’t wait to take a few pictures to show you a bit of what’s inside! I’m headed to Quilt Market to debut the book as well as my first fabric collection (Rain Walk) with Cloud9 Fabrics. It’ll be a whirlwind for sure. I’ll try to post some pictures on Instagram, you can find me @noodlehead531.

I wanted to drop in an share this coupon code for those of you who would like to order Handmade Style. Please visit here and enter coupon code “handmade30′ at checkout (there’s also free shipping!). Please note that the coupon code is only good for the Taunton website (not amazon, etc.). The coupon is good through Monday at midnight EST.

I truly hope you’ll enjoy the book! After market I’ll be sharing more of the projects.

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