Tote bag swap

I wish I had realised how bad the photos were of this before I sent it off on Saturday!

I made a bag for the secret tote bag swap- my partner liked dull colours with a bit of orange and duck egg blue which meant it was a bit of a challenge to move away from the usual colour-fest style swap. We were given the theme of geometry and I decided I wanted to have a go at Octagons and machine pieced a front pocket. I honestly ran out of time to do the other side so I hope it qualifies.

The handles are webbing and there’s a big zip to keep things from falling out. I made it up as I went along but now I’m thinking I could make another with two Octagon-y pockets from a Scrumptious charm pack and write a tutorial sometime.


  1. Posted March 11, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Another swap?! I think you must be wonder-woman, how on earth do you manage to fit it all in? xx

  2. Posted March 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    That looks a very useful bag. I like the way the sides are different so you could turn it round depending on what you’re wearing/feeling like :)

  3. Posted March 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I think that’s why I don’t do swaps any more – too many ‘challenging’ colour schemes!

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