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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    Maureen Cracknell Handmade

    December 13, 2012

    This is the cutest bag ever!!

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    December 13, 2012

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

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    Sara @ Sew Sweetness

    December 13, 2012

    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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    December 13, 2012

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

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    December 13, 2012

    aawww… thank you, Faith! 🙂

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    December 13, 2012

    How adorable! Your daughter will love it.

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    December 13, 2012

    Oh how cute! :o)

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    December 13, 2012

    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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    December 13, 2012

    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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    December 13, 2012

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

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    December 13, 2012

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

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    December 13, 2012

    Very cute, I love that wee penguin!

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    Becki Seay

    December 13, 2012

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

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    December 13, 2012

    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

    December 13, 2012

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

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    December 14, 2012

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

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    December 14, 2012

    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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    January 17, 2013

    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 🙂