I designed this tote bag around the firecracker pattern from New Crewel: The Motif Collection. No more throw pillows – I think that bags see a lot more use, and don’t clutter up my couch and bed! I used Appleton Crewel Wool and linen twill in color natural. I flip-flopped the colors – on one firecracker, the pinks are in the center and the oranges on the edges, and vis versa for the other firecracker.
I used organic duck cotton canvas in colors hibiscus and pink and the 40-minute tote bag pattern from Purl Bee. The handles are orange cotton webbing. I’m not sure I completed the bag in 40 minutes, especially since I had to create the front and back panels by sewing the duck cotton around the completed firecrackers, but it was close!
Great bag construction, easy project, the duck cotton works nicely with the linen twill, and it really shows off the crewel work.Pin It