Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag

Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have such a fun tutorial for you today! I love little knitting, crochet, and craft supply bags and so today I’ll show you how to make this super easy Patchwork Mini Tote Bag.

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Watch my Quilted Patchwork Mini Tote Bag tutorial here:

 

Download the Patchwork Mini Tote Bag PDF cutting instructions here!

 

    • Outside Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Front/Back Piece)
    • Front Pocket Fabric: · (12) 3.5” x 3.5” (Patchwork Pocket)
    • Pocket Binding: (1) 2.5” x 12.5”
    • Lining Fabric: (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (Inside Bag Lining), (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket Lining)
    • Straps Fabric: (2) 3.5” x 17” strips
    • Inside Pocket: (1) 7.5” x 11”
    • 100% Cotton Batting OR Fusible Fleece: (1) 9.5” x 12.5” (Front Pocket), (2) 1-3/8 x 16” (Handle Straps)
    • In-R-Form Foam Stabilizer (or batting): (2) 12.5” x 12.5” (handles)
    • Zipper: 14” polyester zipper

 

This bag is a great way to practice your quilting skills and maybe even learn something new! I’ll be showing you how to do a simple patchwork panel with binding for the front pocket.

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You’ll also learn how to add a zipper to your project. I know zippers can seem daunting, but trust me it’s so easy you’ll be glad you gave it a go!

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We’ll also be adding a fun inside pocket that you can customize to fit your needs. I like to put my knitting needles, extra scissors and stitch markers in here!

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I’ve also added these cute accent handle straps so you can carry your mini tote bag around with you wherever you go!

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Links for products I used in this tutorial:

 

 

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Christmas Patchwork Pillow Pattern

Christmas Patchwork Pillow Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have another new Christmas pattern for you today! I’m calling this one my Christmas Patchwork Pillow!

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I love patchwork and Christmas patchwork is even better! And this pattern is not only super beginner friendly, but you can make it in just an a few hours! It would be a super cute way to add some holiday cheer to your home, but a fun gift to give as well.

This pattern is 100% pieced and is super scrap friendly! For this project I used a mix of my Sweetwater Christmas fabrics, but mostly the Overnight Delivery line. And it’s a perfect project for a mini-charm pack.

And I chose this fun Sweetwater black and red gingham for the binding, it’s from the Overnight Delivery line as well. Isn’t it so fun!?

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I also did a little embroidery on it as well, the template for the text is included in the pattern.

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I also did some fun swirl quilting on it as well because it made me feel like swirling snowflakes. It was super easy too! I highly encourage you to quilt your own projects. I think it makes it just that much more special Smile I have free motion and straight line quilting tutorials you can check out too!

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! Make sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram or send me a pic if you make it so I can see!

Get your Christmas Patchwork Pillow pattern here!

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Vintage Pines Pillow Pattern

Vintage Pines Pillow Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! Today I have one of my favorite makes this year, it’s my Vintage Pines Pillow pattern and I think it goes perfectly with my festive Vintage Christmas Pillow too!

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This pattern is 100% pieced and is fairly easy to complete in just a few hours and it’s perfect for beginners! It’s also a great scrap buster as many of the pieces are smaller and I think this pillow looks super cute with a variety of prints!

 

For this project I used the Overnight Delivery line by Sweetwater Fabrics for Moda.

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I did some fun swirl quilting on it as well because it made me feel like swirling snowflakes. It was super easy too! I highly encourage you to quilt your own projects. I think it makes it just that much more special. I have free motion and straight line quilting tutorials you can check out too!

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I used this fun print from the Sweetwater Cookie Exchange line for the backing, and honestly it’s so cute, I fee like I could have it either way!

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And I chose this fun Sweetwater gingham red for the binding. Isn’t it so fun!?

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! Make sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram or send me a pic if you make it so I can see!

Get your Vintage Pines Pillow pattern here!

 

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Christmasville Table Runner Pattern

Christmasville Table Runner Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have another new Christmas pattern for you today! I’m calling this one my Christmasville Table Runner, isn’t it so fun and festive?

I love everything about this, but mostly I love that it’s super easy and you can make it in just an afternoon!

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This pattern is 100% pieced and is super  scrap friendly! For this project I used a mix of my Sweetwater Christmas fabrics, but mostly the Overnight Delivery line.

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I did some fun swirl quilting on it as well because it made me feel like swirling snowflakes. It was super easy too! I highly encourage you to quilt your own projects. I think it makes it just that much more special Smile I have free motion and straight line quilting tutorials you can check out too!

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I used a fun print from Sweetwater for the backing too and I love it! Honestly it’s so cute this runner can be reversible! Except you wouldn’t be able to see my cute little house though so…

And I chose this fun Sweetwater gingham red for the binding. Isn’t it so fun!?

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! Make sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram or send me a pic if you make it so I can see!

Get your Christmasville Table Runner pattern here!

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Christmasville Tree Skirt Pattern

Christmasville Tree Skirt Pattern is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I have another new Christmas pattern for you today! I’m calling this one my Christmasville Tree Skirt, isn’t it so cute? I love everything about this, but mostly I love that it’s super easy and you can make it in just an afternoon!

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This pattern is 100% pieced and is super  scrap friendly! For this project I used a mix of my Sweetwater Christmas fabrics, but mostly the Overnight Delivery line.

I did some fun swirl quilting on it as well because it made me feel like swirling snowflakes. It was super easy too! I highly encourage you to quilt your own projects. I think it makes it just that much more special Smile I have free motion and straight line quilting tutorials you can check out too!

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And don’t be afraid of the circle shape! This is pieced like a normal quilt top, then cut to create the tree skirt shape. It’s super easy to do and the result is amazing!

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I chose this fun Sweetwater gingham red for the binding. Isn’t it so fun!?

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And then I did a little embroidery for the chimney smoke just to give it a little bit extra.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! Make sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram or send me a pic if you make it so I can see!

Get your Christmasville Tree Skirt pattern here!

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