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Explorer Tote & Essex Wallet | Finished Projects

Hello Thanksgiving Week! Popping in to share my latest bag project. Lately I've been on a bag making kick and here is the proof, 2 bags within a couple of weeks! But with the busy holiday travel season almost here, I wanted a new bag to tote around.
When the Explorer Tote by Noodlehead came out, I wanted to make one. Well I finally got around to making one! Of course I made some modifications to make this bag work for my lifestyle.

The first modification I did was to leave off the exterior flap. If I were to use the larger size (I made the small size) the flap might be useful when packing as an overnight bag. But to use everyday, I just wanted to zip and go.


Since I left off the flap, I needed to modify the front pocket. So I added a zipper front pocket and it is the perfect size for my phone! No more digging through my bag to find my phone. Plus the zipper adds a little pop of color to the front of the bag along with the handles.


Plenty of space to tote around all the things I n…

Maker's Tote | A Finished Project

How is it near the end of November!? This month has been flying by, obviously this is my first post for the month. I have been sewing and sewing, just most of my sewing lately has been for shop samples for a newer quilt shop that I am helping out at. 
This Maker's Tote by Noodlehead Sewing Patterns is just one of those samples. I needed a sample for the class that I taught last weekend. Since I made the large size last year for myself, I decided to make up the small size.

This such a great pattern to showcase a great print, like this one from P&B Textiles. I love the watercolor dots, so bright and cheerful perfect for these rainy dreary November days. I enjoy making this bag, stitching on the binding can be tricky but if you go slowly it will come out.

This bag really makes me wish that I knitted as this would be the perfect bag for a knitting project. I use my large size as an overnight bag or taking my supplies that I need when I teach sewing/quilting classes.

After making …