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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 Responses to Super Tote + Melody Miller + Carolyn Friedlander

  1. Margarete 04.25.2013 at 10:26 am #

    I love this bag!

  2. Megan 04.25.2013 at 10:28 am #

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

  3. laura 04.25.2013 at 10:52 am #

    so excited about this pattern!

  4. sarah 04.25.2013 at 10:52 am #

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

  5. Melissa K. 04.25.2013 at 11:08 am #

    Ooh! Waiting for pattern now. :)

  6. Mary on Lake Pulaski 04.25.2013 at 11:10 am #

    What a fabulous tote Anna!

  7. The Slow Quilter 04.25.2013 at 11:13 am #

    Great looking bag, will be waiting for the pattern.

  8. Anne-Marie B. 04.25.2013 at 11:26 am #

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

  9. Live a Colorful Life 04.25.2013 at 11:40 am #

    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…

  10. Gill 04.25.2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Fabulous Anna!

  11. Stone Cottage Adventures 04.25.2013 at 12:20 pm #

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

  12. Pink Stitches 04.25.2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I loooove it!!!

  13. Rebecca 04.25.2013 at 12:23 pm #

    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!

  14. Jamie 04.25.2013 at 12:53 pm #

    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.

  15. marysza 04.25.2013 at 12:58 pm #

    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

  16. Linh 04.25.2013 at 1:01 pm #

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

  17. gail 04.25.2013 at 1:02 pm #

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

  18. Carolyn 04.25.2013 at 1:04 pm #

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

  19. by Annie Claire 04.25.2013 at 1:12 pm #

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

  20. Julie 04.25.2013 at 1:40 pm #

    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!

  21. Kristina 04.25.2013 at 1:57 pm #

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

  22. Adrienne 04.25.2013 at 1:59 pm #

    This pattern looks awesome! I can’t wait.

  23. elysesusandesign 04.25.2013 at 2:00 pm #

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

  24. Darcy 04.25.2013 at 2:04 pm #

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

  25. hamoraima 04.25.2013 at 2:47 pm #

    es precioso!

  26. Franziska 04.25.2013 at 3:25 pm #

    probably another tote from I have to make someday.

  27. Isisjem 04.25.2013 at 3:26 pm #

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

  28. Susan Jonsson 04.25.2013 at 3:27 pm #

    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!


  29. Rachel at Stitched in Color 04.25.2013 at 4:13 pm #

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

  30. DKB 04.25.2013 at 4:29 pm #

    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.

  31. Flying Blind... 04.25.2013 at 4:42 pm #

    ooooooooh it looks lovely!!!

  32. Esther 04.25.2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow that looks super (b)! LOL
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  33. A Quilter's Mission - Vicki 04.25.2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Love totes that zip! Great choice of fabric.

  34. gret 04.25.2013 at 5:18 pm #

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

  35. Sharon Eshlaman 04.25.2013 at 6:02 pm #

    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.

  36. Janice 04.25.2013 at 6:30 pm #

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

  37. Kim~Stay Joyful 04.25.2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Love it and excited for the pattern!

  38. Vanessa 04.25.2013 at 7:11 pm #

    awesome fabric combo!!!!

  39. Donna 04.25.2013 at 7:14 pm #

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

  40. Rebecca 04.25.2013 at 7:42 pm #

    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!

  41. Kylie 04.25.2013 at 7:56 pm #

    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 :)

  42. Carrie S. 04.25.2013 at 8:03 pm #

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

  43. LethargicLass 04.25.2013 at 9:09 pm #

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

  44. Renee 04.25.2013 at 9:58 pm #

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

  45. Cindy 04.25.2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Super cute, Anna!!

  46. Meghan 04.26.2013 at 12:18 am #

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

  47. Kirsten 04.26.2013 at 12:36 am #

    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!

  48. Kelly 04.26.2013 at 3:51 am #

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

  49. patti 04.26.2013 at 4:56 am #

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

  50. Eva 04.26.2013 at 5:08 am #

    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!! :-) 😉

  51. Elsa 04.26.2013 at 8:31 am #

    Love the bag ~ can’t wait!

  52. QuiltyGirl 04.26.2013 at 3:01 pm #

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

  53. Krista @ 04.26.2013 at 3:43 pm #

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

  54. Maria 04.26.2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Ooh, what a bag … I want one NOW! :)

  55. Anna 04.26.2013 at 6:18 pm #


  56. rachel 04.26.2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Absolutely can’t wait. :)

  57. angelina 04.26.2013 at 10:31 pm #

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

  58. homemade by jill 04.26.2013 at 10:50 pm #

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

  59. Lynne Tilley 04.27.2013 at 12:10 am #

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

  60. Donna Baker 04.27.2013 at 12:40 pm #

    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

  61. Bernie 04.27.2013 at 4:57 pm #

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

  62. quirky granola girl 04.27.2013 at 9:22 pm #

    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…

  63. Cirque Du Bebe 04.28.2013 at 1:06 am #

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

  64. make it perfect 04.28.2013 at 10:24 am #

    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 :)

  65. Jane 04.28.2013 at 7:23 pm #

    The bag looks great! I love your fabric choices!

  66. sherri 04.29.2013 at 10:54 pm #

    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

  67. Jessie Fincham 04.30.2013 at 10:16 am #

    eek love it Anna! Such a great design xo

  68. lastdogz 04.30.2013 at 11:27 am #

    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.

  69. Kelly O. 04.30.2013 at 2:02 pm #

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

  70. Lydia 04.30.2013 at 7:52 pm #

    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!

  71. Bubiknits 05.01.2013 at 2:10 am #

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

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