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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

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New Pattern! The Redwood Tote

Redwood Tote Pattern - NoodleheadSo happy to introduce to you my newest pattern, the Redwood Tote! Yayyyyy!!!! I think you’re going to love making it and even better yet – using it! It has some really fun features that I know you’ll appreciate:

  • front zippered pocket
  • top zipper for keeping everything secure
  • back slip pocket
  • interior slip pocket
  • crossbody adjustable strap
  • short handles for easy grab and go
  • reinforced base!

Click here to buy the pattern

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Back View

The Redwood Tote is a zip top crossbody bag. It has short handles too, which are so handy! I just love using mine. The front zippered pocket is where I keep my phone and small wallet (my Minimalist wallet to be exact). And the back has a super convenient slip pocket where I stash my keys. I love that it’s next to my body and that both pockets are easy to use.

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

The inside has a divided slip pocket to keep a few essentials and the main compartment is nice and roomy! The zipper opens nice and wide so it’s easy to find what you need.

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Interior view, divided slip pocket

And! Don’t forget the reinforced base! It’s a fun detail that looks great but also functions as a stable base. It’s really fun to see it come together, too!

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Reinforced Base

It has so many great possibilities with all sorts of fabric combinations. I love that if you want, you can split the exterior into two different fabrics. It makes for a fun visual impact. It’s really fun to make and I just can’t stop! So plan on seeing tons more plus my testers made sooo many gorgeous versions, too. Excited to show them off here next week.

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Antique Brass Redwood Tote Hardware Kit

I also put together a hardware kit in both nickel and antique brass, so if you need hardware be sure to pick one up. I also have the zippers needed, too! And leather: (15″ for the short handles (3/4″-wide), 56″ for the crossbody strap (1″-wide))

Redwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

Alternate View using 2 Fat Quarters for Exterior Fabric

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I can’t wait to see what you make! Please tag me on social media (@noodlehead531 on Instagram) and add #noodleheadpatterns #noodleheadredwoodtote, too!

Fabrics:

Denim/dots tote: Around Town Small Dots by Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics, ‘wrong’ side of denim by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, lining is Carolina Gingham by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Alternate view tote: Harriot (Thick Woven in Spice) by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Waxed canvas from AL Frances Textiles, lining is Kitchen Wovens in Slate by Elizabeth HartmanRedwood Tote Pattern - Noodlehead

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Mini Traverse and Perkins Shirt

Traverse Bag (Mini) - NoodleheadTraverse Bag (Mini) - Noodlehead Traverse Bag (Mini) - Noodlehead Traverse Bag (Mini) - Noodlehead Happy Spring! I’m so happy to be joining in today for the Style Maker Fabrics Spring Style Tour! Just seeing Michelle’s Spring fabric lineup makes me happy. If you’re not familiar, Style Maker Fabrics is a well rounded fabric shop filled with all sorts of great fabrics. What I love most about that is I can do my fabric shopping for more than just a bag or garment, I can do both! She carries everything from denims to knits, to beautiful flowy tencel twills, rayons and more. It’s pretty much a treasure trove of fabric.

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Traverse Bag (Mini) - Noodlehead

So I chose this stunning barkcloth for the mini version of my Traverse Bag pattern. I’ve always loved this small version, and for me it’s just the right size for Spring and Summer! I love changing things up and when the seasons change, so part of that usually involves making a new bag for myself. Out with the old and in with the new. Yes please! Michelle helped me pair it with this periwinkle double ikat shirting for the lining and a neon slub chambray shirting for the accent. It was fun to make one again. I love being able to set my mind on autopilot (with a good podcast of course) and just sew. It really is relaxing. I love knowing the steps and not having to double check things as I go. It’s a nice change of pace from pattern writing and editing!

Traverse Bag (Mini) - Noodlehead

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

I also got this Royal Tencel Twill Shirting and paired it with the Perkins Shirt pattern by Ensemble Patterns. I had bought the pattern months ago after seeing a bunch pop up on Instagram. It looked like an interesting sew and I really loved the sleeve and gathers. The pattern was a really fun one to tackle. I absolutely love the construction. There are no seams that you need to finish, all are enclosed or french seams which is a really awesome feature. It was a relief too because I didn’t have any serger thread to match at all!

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

The Tencel Twill is really such a beautiful fabric, it has a lovely drape without being too lightweight. I’m not sure I would naturally gravitate to the royal color, but it is fun to mix things up a bit.

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead

Patterns: Traverse Bag (mini option) and Perkins Shirt (I sewed the Regular length, size 6, with gathers and pointed collar) by Ensemble Patterns
Fabrics: Japanese Abstract Brushstroke Barkcloth, Periwinkle Ikat, and Neon Slub Chambray for the bag, Royal Tencel Twill Shirting for the shirt all fabrics provided by Style Maker Fabrics

Grab a Traverse Bag Hardware Kit here, too!

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Perkins Shirt by Ensemble Patterns - Noodlehead