Super Tote + Melody Miller + Carolyn Friedlander


I’m excited to show you this version of my upcoming pattern.  I’m calling it the Super Tote, well, because, ha, I think it’s super. Plus the fact that it’s super sized.  Cheesy I know!  Sorry, you’ll just have to put up with me.

This was the second version of the tote.  It’ll be mine, oh yes it will be mine.  I didn’t add the interior pockets on this one, I was busy checking sizes and proportions, but I think this bag will see it’s way to the pool and for schlepping around to and from work.  It seems like I always have a ton of things to carry to and from work.

I’m thinking the pattern will be ready for sale next week!  Just awaiting feedback from some testers.  I’m also hoping to get some kids clothes sewn this week too, crossing my fingers!!!


+ Exterior +
Gusset – Linen from
Melody Miller for Kokka

+ Lining +
Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufmann

+ Straps +
Reunion by Sweetwater for Moda


71 thoughts on “Super Tote + Melody Miller + Carolyn Friedlander

  1. Megan says:

    I love this tote! It is so cute! I am so going to have to buy this pattern!

  2. laura says:

    so excited about this pattern!

  3. sarah says:

    i love this fabric combo. and they look great on the bag.

  4. Melissa K. says:

    Ooh! Waiting for pattern now. 🙂

  5. What a fabulous tote Anna!

  6. Great looking bag, will be waiting for the pattern.

  7. Can’t wait to make my version of this tote!

  8. I can hardly wait!! I’d love to be on your tester list. As a long-time quilter/sewist, I still get stumped on bags. So if you are ever looking for a bag-making novice, I’m the one…

  9. Gill says:

    Fabulous Anna!

  10. Oh, wow! ‘Lovin’ that bag! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. Rebecca says:

    I absolutely love this bag. I’m so glad you’re keeping this one – it’s fantastic! I can’t wait to buy the pattern – I’ve already ear-marked some AMH feather linen for it!

  12. Jamie says:

    I adore this bag! It’s so hard for me to buy purses when I know I can make cuter ones. I do have one question: Do you think this bag would make a good diaper bag? I’m not loving the options in the stores because they are either super bulky, weird patterns, or too expensive.

  13. marysza says:

    this bag is AWESOME!! can’t wait to see the pattern, I sewed a lot of simple bags, but never sewed in a zipper like this one. i am sooo curious how to do it!!!!! 😀
    great matching of fabrics!! :O

  14. Linh says:

    this bag is extra fabulous, I definitely want the pattern, can’t wait. I love your fabric choices as well!! Great Job!

  15. gail says:

    ACK, this one is so flippin’ gorgeous!!!

  16. Carolyn says:

    Love how the zipper is installed. Can I be on your tester list?

  17. Just in time! I’m on the search for a diaper bag pattern – I’m due in 10 weeks!!

  18. Julie says:

    Just wanted to say I can’t wait for the new pattern – it’s just the kind of big bag I’m looking for!
    I made the Madras Summer Tote the other day and was blown away by the results. Thanks for such a pretty and easy to use pattern – as a novice sewer it means a lot!

  19. Kristina says:

    This would be a perfect work bag! Can’t wait until the pattern is ready! 🙂

  20. Adrienne says:

    This pattern looks awesome! I can’t wait.

  21. This is awesome!! I will definetly be getting this when it comes out!

  22. Darcy says:

    If I could buy this TODAY I would, love it! Can’t wait to make one 🙂

  23. Franziska says:

    probably another tote from I have to make someday.

  24. Isisjem says:

    Looking good. I’m making a sidekick tote right now. I mean literally – only on the computer during a break from sewing!

  25. Just hopped over from Kelby sews….Have you seen her version of your bag! Sign me up…Taking pre-orders? You are a such a great designer….and your patterns are really well written!


  26. Oh, I have a friend looking for a large tote bag pattern. I’ll have to send her your way!

  27. DKB says:

    great fabric choices, i just cant decide how to stitch mine up.ive got so many odds and ends. love the Architexture for all the interior pieces.

  28. ooooooooh it looks lovely!!!

  29. Esther says:

    Wow that looks super (b)! LOL
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  30. Love totes that zip! Great choice of fabric.

  31. gret says:

    Oooh, I really love the shape and detail on this one Anna. Fantastic. Looking forward to trying it out. Nice work!

  32. Love the tote and the size. So many times the totes are not large enough for all the “stuff” we absolutely need to drag along with us. Nice job.

  33. Janice says:

    I love this bag and cannot wait to purchase your pattern.
    The size is wonderful for so many things.

  34. Love it and excited for the pattern!

  35. Vanessa says:

    awesome fabric combo!!!!

  36. Donna says:

    Great pattern and fabric choices. I really like a bag with a zipper.

  37. Rebecca says:

    I love this bag and can’t wait for the pattern! I have already made a heap of sidekick and 241 bags so I’m looking forward to this beauty!

  38. Kylie says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one since the first glimpse of it! I love the shape of it and have been looking for a bag to use as a weekender that won’t kill me to make it. Working on a Sidekick Tote right now which I love and can’t wait to start using 🙂

  39. Carrie S. says:

    I can’t wait for this pattern! It looks fabulous!

  40. this “inset” zipper looks even easier than the sidekick… yippee!

  41. Renee says:

    Sign me up! That bag looks perfect for a diaper bag (and later for general purpose).

  42. Cindy says:

    Super cute, Anna!!

  43. Meghan says:

    This tote looks perfect!! I will definitely purchase this pattern when it’s available!!

  44. Kirsten says:

    Such a great size for a tote – I have recently made a Sidekick tote so this one will be on my list to do next!

  45. Kelly says:

    It looks awesome Anna. Definitely will be getting this pattern.

  46. patti says:

    Ooh, impatiently waiting for this pattern! Love it Anna!

  47. Eva says:

    Beautiful! I was sold on this already with the last version, but this is one I love even more! I’ve got a yard of that exact same fabric hoarded away for a project just like this!!! 🙂 And why be needlessly modest, if a bag is super, call it super!! 🙂 😉

  48. Elsa says:

    Love the bag ~ can’t wait!

  49. QuiltyGirl says:

    This is a great tote! I really like the shape and size. 🙂

  50. What a great bag! I could really use a bag this size!

  51. Maria says:

    Ooh, what a bag … I want one NOW! 🙂

  52. Anna says:


  53. rachel says:

    Absolutely can’t wait. 🙂

  54. angelina says:

    I’d like this as a newborn nappy bag!!
    What are you going to do with the lovely briar rose I wonder!?

  55. This looks amazing! I’m in need of a big tote and love the zipped top. Can’t wait!

  56. Lynne Tilley says:

    I just LOVE the look of this bag. You are so talented. I can’t wait for the pattern to be available. Yay!

  57. Donna Baker says:

    it’s fantastic! I have been wanting to make a ‘super’ tote with a zipper on top, can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern! awesome choice of fabrics

  58. Bernie says:

    If you are EVER looking for a pattern tester I would love to be one! I love your creations.

  59. i really need a big bag with handles long enough that i can throw it over my shoulder. this looks like it will work. can i ask what the dimensions are? i think i need to start picking out fabrics…

  60. YES! Those fabrics together are tdf. Looks like the perfect carry-all bag for us mamas. Nice job Anna!

  61. i’m not usually a bag pattern person, but you’ve won me over again! looks like it would be a great size for a nappy bag and i LOVE your zipper tops! great work anna 🙂

  62. Jane says:

    The bag looks great! I love your fabric choices!

  63. sherri says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Your bags are always amazing! I’m excited for the zipper, it would be great to learn how to do one of those! sherri(at)threadridinghood(dot)com

  64. eek love it Anna! Such a great design xo

  65. lastdogz says:

    I would definitely buy this pattern. It would be a purse for me, though, because I feel the need to haul my life around with me. I must, must, must have an exterior pocket and some way to close the top, so it’s not always dumping over in the car. It looks a little over my skill level, but I’m willing to give it a try. Great fabric picks, by the way.

  66. Kelly O. says:

    I’m excited about this pattern Anna! you make everything seem so easy and doable and with your patterns, it really is!

  67. Lydia says:

    Wow! Another great pattern by Anna! Great bag! Haven’t looked in awhile and just catching up on all your latest creative & wonderful creations! Miss you guys!

  68. Bubiknits says:

    waiting for the pattern and I’m going to buy along with others in your shop i really like

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