Firecracker tote bag

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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.

firecracker tote bag 2

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!

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Great bag construction, easy project, the duck cotton works nicely with the linen twill, and it really shows off the crewel work.

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