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New Pattern! Crescent Tote

Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - NoodleheadIt’s here! The Crescent Tote pattern is now available! This tote was part of Making Magazine’s No.6/Black & White issue and is now available for individual purchase. I’m so so happy with all the versions I’ve been seeing on Instagram. It’s such a delight to see so many being made! It was called the “Making Bag” in the magazine, but for my own sanity I changed the name (I already have a Making Backpack and Maker’s Tote) just so I don’t get the files (or you!) all confused.

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I know many of you have been waiting for this individual pattern release, so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.

If you haven’t seen the Crescent Tote here’s a little rundown!

I was inspired to make a smaller carry-all type bag that would be perfect for stashing a small project (although I’ve heard rumors that someone fit their sweater project inside!) yet still be something you can carry on your shoulder if needed. I started with a completely different design, but then after multiple rounds of prototyping, I landed on this sweet little bucket bag. I love its flat bottom and asymmetric design. As you can probably tell with the Fika Tote and now the Crescent Tote, I’ve been having fun playing with asymmetry!

Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

River Rocks (navy) and Add It Up (warm peach) by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society, coming to shops October 2019!

Special features:

  • front zippered pocket
  • interior zippered pocket
  • flat bottom

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 10¾” [27.3 cm] tall, 10” [25.4 cm] wide and 5½” [14 cm] deep (measured at oval base)

See the full description and materials list in the shop listing here.

Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

River Rocks (navy) and Add It Up (warm peach) by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society

The zipper on the exterior is easy to install (I promise!) and easy to use even when you have the bag on your shoulder. Plus there’s a small interior zip pocket to keep any small pieces nice and secure, but don’t feel like you have to add it if you don’t need it.

Click here to buy the Pattern

Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

I hope you like the new pattern, the Crescent Tote. I’m excited to make a few more and maybe even start a new knitting project to go in it! Also, last but certainly not least, the fabrics used in this sample are River Rocks (navy) and Add It Up (warm peach) by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society which will be available in shops in October!

Crescent Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

River Rocks (navy) and Add It Up (warm peach) by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society

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Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - NoodleheadChambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead I had such a great time making more Redwood Totes that it was hard to stop. I may or may not have more cut out and in the works! I’ve had so much fun seeing the ones popping up in my feed as well. I’m glad you’re loving it!

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Back View

As soon as I could get my hands on the Harriot (by Carolyn Friedlander) thick woven fabric, I ordered it right away (I ordered mine from Fabric Bubb as soon as I saw on their Instagram). I was so curious about the weight and texture. Plus the beautiful colors! They feel like a very subtle Spring palette which I love. Of course I snapped up all the colors because I couldn’t decide. And when I got my hands on them it made it even harder to decide what combination to use. The great thing about the Redwood Tote is that the pieces are relatively small so it’s a great scrap buster! I had these small pieces of waxed canvas that worked perfectly for the side panels. I thought they looked amazing with the Spice color of the thick woven. I paired it with (one of) my fabric chambray – Andover Denim Chambray.

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Front View

You could also split up the fabrics in so many ways, it’s always fun to see what you make. So don’t feel confined to using just one fabric for the exterior!

 

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Bottom View

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Interior View

Next week I’ll show you the Redwood I made for myself a few months ago. I’ve been using it non-stop and really love it. My husband said it’s the best bag I’ve ever made, but I think he says that every time I show him my newest one.

Pattern: Redwood Tote
Fabrics: Thick Woven in Spice from Harriot by Carolyn Friedlander, lining is Kitchen Wovens in Slate by Elizabeth Hartman, Denim Andover Chambray, scraps of waxed canvas from AL Frances TextilesHardware kits and zippers (12″ & 6″) in my shop!

Chambray & Spice Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

 

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Yellow Redwood Tote

Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead Thanks so much for your excitement over my newest pattern, the Redwood Tote. I’m so glad you like it! I figured I’d better share more pictures of the yellow Redwood Tote today. When I was sewing samples I just had to pull this beautiful yellow Echino Kokka print that I had picked up from Fancy Tiger Crafts last fall. It seemed perfect for Spring! And boy do we need sunshine, I feel like the winter was so gray that this happy yellow really makes me smile!

Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Top View

I was asked about the reasoning behind some of my pattern names, and this one is kind  of special so I figured I should share it here. This past fall my parents bought a new house (a literal log cabin in the woods) and sold their home they had lived in for the past 40 plus years – my childhood home. I’m not a sentimental person when it comes to objects, but I do love the memories and photos I have from that house. So this pattern is named the Redwood Tote after the street I grew up on, Redwood East.

Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead

Back View, slip pocket

I believe the yellow print is sold out, but Fancy Tiger carries a ton of beautiful canvas prints. If you’re looking for this same print I’ve seen it a few places in some other colorways: Bijou Lovely, Miss Matatabi has a great selection of Japanese canvas prints, or check your local quilt shop, there’s so many great canvas prints now (looking at you Wildwood by Rifle Paper!).

I also restocked the Antique Brass hardware kit if you’re looking for hardware.

Pattern: Redwood Tote
Fabric: Echino by Kokka Flight in Yellow, Homespun in Silver by Robert Kaufman (click here for shops), Essex Yarn Dyed Classics Stripe in Steel by Robert Kaufman (click here for shops)

Have a great weekend!Yellow Redwood Tote - Noodlehead