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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Knit Sewing Supply Caddy Tutorial

Knit Sewing Supply Caddy Tutorial 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 a super fun and easy project tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make this cute knitting and sewing supply caddy!

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I really needed something that would house my most commonly used supplies that I can throw in my knit bags so I have my basics with me, and so I made up this cute little supply caddy and thought I’d share it with you!

Watch the Knit Supply Caddy Video Tutorial here:

Download the Knitting Supply Caddy PDF cutting instructions here!

Supplies:

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How to Make a Rag Quilt 2

How to Make a Rag Quilt 2 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!

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Hi everyone! I had such a great response from my original How to Make a Rag Quilt tutorial that I thought I would do another one, this time with a fun twist! Pinwheels!

Watch my How to Make a Pinwheel Rag Quilt video tutorial here:

 

Download the Pinwheel Rag Quilt PDF Instructions here.

I used all flannel for this quilt and oh  my word, it’s so soft and squishy it will be perfect for those chilly winter nights!

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I used Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda on this quilt. Unfortunately it’s out of print now since I’ve been hoarding it for about two years, but they release new lines regularly so I’m sure you can find something similar that is available now. My favorite spots to get fabric are Fat Quarter Shop and Catching Stitches!

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Rag Quilts are perfect for beginning quilters because they’re so forgiving! Even if your blocks don’t match up perfectly, no one will ever notice since the seams are all cut and ruffled!

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Here’s the finished quilt, it’s approximately 72” x 80” (6 blocks wide by 7 tall), but of course you can easily add/remove blocks to make this quilt any size you like!

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Download the Pinwheel Rag Quilt PDF Instructions here.

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The Olivia: Seed Stitch Beanie Tutorial

The Olivia: Seed Stitch Beanie Tutorial 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 friends! I’m super excited to release my first knit pattern! I’m calling this “The Olivia” after my sweet daughter and model for this pattern. This super soft and squishy beanie is very beginner friendly and easy to make. All you need to know is how to knit, purl and decrease and you’re good to go!

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Download The Olivia Seed Stitch Beanie PDF pattern here!

 

I wanted this beanie to be super soft and squishy and so I chose an alpaca blend. I think it really adds to the slouchiness of the beanie!

I also made a 4” ribbed brim so you could wear it folded or unfolded depending on the look you are going for.

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And rather than a plain knit beanie, I decided to do the seed stitch on this one. It’s super easy to do and gives the hat a wonderful texture.

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I decided to name this hat The Olivia after my sweet model. As you can see it fits her personality well!

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This beanie has quickly become one of my all time favorites. The neutral color along with the softness of it makes it a wonderful fall staple for my wardrobe!

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The Olivia: Seed Stitch Beanie Tutorial

The Olivia: Seed Stitch Beanie Tutorial 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 friends! I’m super excited to release my first knit pattern! I’m calling this “The Olivia” after my sweet daughter and model for this pattern. This super soft and squishy beanie is very beginner friendly and easy to make. All you need to know is how to knit, purl and decrease and you’re good to go!

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Download The Olivia Seed Stitch Beanie PDF pattern here!

 

I wanted this beanie to be super soft and squishy and so I chose an alpaca blend. I think it really adds to the slouchiness of the beanie!

I also made a 4” ribbed brim so you could wear it folded or unfolded depending on the look you are going for.

seedstitchbeanie1

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And rather than a plain knit beanie, I decided to do the seed stitch on this one. It’s super easy to do and gives the hat a wonderful texture.

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I decided to name this hat The Olivia after my sweet model. As you can see it fits her personality well!

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This beanie has quickly become one of my all time favorites. The neutral color along with the softness of it makes it a wonderful fall staple for my wardrobe!

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