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Floral Pepin Tote

Floral Pepin Tote - NoodleheadFloral Pepin Tote - NoodleheadHello there! Today I’m sharing this floral Pepin Tote, but before I get to that can I just say that gosh, blogging seems to be increasingly different as time goes on! I love the practice of it and being able to share with you in this way. I hope you still enjoy reading blog posts even if commenting isn’t as fun as it is on social media.

Floral Pepin Tote - Noodlehead

Well, since launching both the Sandhill Sling and Pepin Tote patterns, my family and I have been working full-time packing up orders. It’s been so great, especially that my oldest daughter is at the perfect age to help with packing! She’s very interested in being independent and having her own money, so it’s a win-win for both of us. I’m also excited about things coming up, ESPECIALLY my next fabric collection, Quarry Trail is coming to shops VERY SOON! Yes, ALL CAPS!!!! because I cannot wait to start sharing the projects I made using Quarry Trail! I hope you’ll love sewing with it, too!

Floral Pepin Tote - Noodlehead

For now though, I’m sharing my most recent (well, there’s been a handful, but I’ll start here) Pepin Tote finish! I’ve been busy hosting the sew-along for the Pepin Tote and it’s been so fun! I’ve been posting weekly videos of the full walkthrough of each step. We still have a couple weeks left, and I link back to previous newsletters, so if you’d like to join in, you can sign up here.

For those of you who’ve joined in the sew-along, you’ll recognize this one! I had so much fun sewing it up! Here’s a little backstory, I had to rip off the snap on the front pocket three times during filming because I kept forgetting to mention specific things. ahhhh! I use a needle nose pliers to basically crumple the snap into a super small size so that it can be removed. Lucky for me, editing out those parts is easy, but man, what a learning experience! So you can’t really tell, but I did do a little bit damage to the fabric. I mean, three times IS a bit much! Once is usually totally fine! But that just means I get to keep the tote for myself. yay!

Pattern: Pepin Tote
Fabrics: Strawberry Fields cotton canvas by Rifle Paper Co. (I picked up mine at Stitch Supply Co.) and the lining is from the Balboa collection by Erin Dollar (Cotton & Flax) for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (I’ve been holding on to that fabric so long – love it so much!)
This version features a snap on the front pocket (optional), a magnetic snap (again, optional!), as well as cotton webbing for the straps (don’t forget you’ll need to order a quantity of two (2) from my shop for the 2 yards needed).

Hope you are all staying well!

14 thoughts on “Floral Pepin Tote

  1. lee says:

    I love reading blogs and adore the new tote!!

  2. Louise says:

    Blogs forever! Instagram is nice and all, but nothing beats the detail of a blog post. And your photography is so beautiful!

  3. Lisa says:

    I enjoy reading blogs, especially yours ☺️

  4. marshaloewenberglivecom says:

    I’m so glad you still post a blog as I find them so much easier to read and pictures are so much nicer to look at. The Pepin tote is on my list to make for my daughter for Christmas.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Agree with everyone else, I love the narrative of a blog post with more photos! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

  6. Jana says:

    i’m always happy if there is a new post on your blog. The fabric of the tote is so lovely and ifound it on a shop in germany -great. The sew-along ist very good – my first ever! I’m a little bit late, but you have enough time, yesterday cutting time.
    I follow you for 10 years, starting sewing after birth of my daughter. My first “noodlehead”-projekt was the zippy wallet.

  7. Gina S. says:

    I love reading your blog posts. The stories, photos, tips and advice are worth the read.

  8. I appreciate your stories about workflow. Glad to see I’m not the only one ripping out rivets and snaps! My personal bag collection contains a lot of ‘seconds’!

  9. Kathy Hardy says:

    I love it! Unfortunately none of the links work…for the pattern, or the supplies?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Maybe try again? I’ve tested them out on several browsers and they’re all working. Otherwise, you can find my shop here: https://shop.noodle-head.com/

  10. Kelly Paulson says:

    This is beautiful! I love reading your blog, by the way. I’m an avid fan of your patterns. You do a marvelous job of writing them. Thank you!

  11. Cocoa Quilts says:

    I enjoy your blog posts in an entirely different way than the quick social media glances. The blog posts show us so much more detail on a project. Keep up the blog posts!

  12. Karen says:

    I love your blog too and have been reading for years. I introduced my son’s girlfriend to your site last year when I gave her a little homemade kit of fabrics and supplies with your baskets pattern…it was lovely to help her get started in learning to sew. Your styling and photos are serenely beautiful! I hope you will keep blogging…I find it a more healthy way of being inspired than the constant visual “caffeine shots” of Instagram.

  13. Kathy says:

    I love your blog posts and it is one of the few I follow.

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