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A Popsicle Tote

Posicle Tote

I’m not sure if I said my Weekender was the last bag I’d make for awhile. If I did, I guess I lied. ;) While I was at Quilt Camp, I was lucky enough to sit across from the very talented Amanda of Sasikirana Handmade. Everything she makes is so.stinking.cute. She has such great talent when it comes to fabric selection and fussy cutting prints perfectly.

Posicle Tote

So as I was sitting across from her, I decided I just had to make something cute. I have been looking for an excuse to make Ayumi Takahashi’s Popsicle pattern for awhile now and decided to use it to make my daughter a tote bag for Christmas. Ayumi blogs at the Pink Penguin and has created a ton of amazing paper piecing patterns.

Posicle Tote

Paper piecing the popsicles wasn’t too hard, although I did mess up a couple components and had to redo them. That little nose is super tiny! Overall though, it was a huge success. I added a bit of fabric from Tasha‘s fabric line The Sweetest Thing above and below the popsicles and to the back of the tote.

Posicle Tote

I used another print on the lining. It’s really, well, the sweetest thing! The straps are a stripe from Bonnie & Camille‘s Marmalade fabric line.

Posicle Tote

I sort of just made up the tote pattern as I went along. I felt like I’ve made enough bags that I would be successful. I added little gussets to the bottom so it stands on it’s own.

Posicle Tote

I managed to sew this entire thing, with my daughter in the room, and she never once came over to see what I was doing. I think it will be a great surprise under the tree on Christmas!

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18 Responses to “A Popsicle Tote”

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    Natasha says:

    An adorable tote! And the colors are absolutely fantastic!!

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    Wonderful Faith! Love this cute bag. I have been wanting to make that pp’d pattern for awhile, you got the fabrics spot-on for it!

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    andie says:

    Love! I totally dig paper piecing. Makes me feel like a sewing rock star.

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    Amanda says:

    aawww… thank you, Faith! :)

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    Tiffany says:

    How adorable! Your daughter will love it.

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    trish says:

    Oh how cute! :o)

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    elsa says:

    Oh, that’s so cute! I just got the patterns but no time to make any of the sweetnesses. I’m sure that your daughter will love it!

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    Kelly says:

    It looks fantastic! I’m sure your daughter is going to flip! Would love to see your pics in the SP QAL Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2025143@N23/pool/

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    anna says:

    it’s so perfect as a tote. what a cute gift, she’ll love it. :)

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    Kara says:

    Aw, that is so cute! She is a lucky girl!

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    Katy says:

    Very cute, I love that wee penguin!

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    Becki Seay says:

    I ready to start making bags. What a wonderful way to use scraps.

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    Melanie says:

    I love those popsicles! So cute. I got my Chloe the Crafty Chloe book this Christmas, I can’t wait to read it with her; I didn’t put it in a mom made bag, though! :)

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    Karen H says:

    What a cute tote bag! I’m sure your daughter will love it.

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    Ginny says:

    So sweet, perfect for your daughter! I want to make those Popsicles!

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    karen says:

    OMG this is so cute, those popsicles would make great quilt blocks….I am going to have to take a look, and get sewing in the new year!!! Kx

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    ayumills says:

    I just left a comment on Flickr, but I couldn’t resist telling you one more time how cute this is! Now I want to make a cute bag :)

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