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Jul 11, 2014

Sidekick Tote

Jul 11, 2014
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The week before we left on our family vacation, I HAD to have a new bag.  You know how that goes, right? Suddenly, it's the one thing I can't bear to travel without. And instead of all the packing and laundry that needed to be done, my new bag became top priority.
I'm glad I did.  I decided to make the Sidekick Tote by Anna of Noodlehead. My first Noodlehead pattern. I can see why her patterns are so popular.  It's in the details. Just look....
I made my own bias tape for the front pocket detail.
The zipper tab.
The strap is lined in a contrasting color.
A recessed zipper.  It's a roomy bag, despite it's frame.  I made the large size (of the 2 provided) and I was worried it wouldn't be big enough for the mom arsenal I still need to carry at times. I was pleasantly surprised that it is big enough to hold all I need it to.
Large front pocket - perfect for sunglasses.
I'm so happy I was able to take this bag on our trip to the beach.  It always feels so good to have a new bag - and of course, using Melody Miller's Mustang collection from Cotton + Steel was also a thrill.  Her whole line is just lovely!  All kinds of neat border prints to do fun things with.
Noodlehead Sidekick Tote
Outside - Mustang by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel; Alexander Henry Heath Crosshatch.
Lining - Parisville by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit.
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12 comments:

  1. Pretty, pretty! Awesome pattern, and you picked some awesome fabrics for it :) Hope you guys are having a great vacation!

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  2. Love the bag and the fabric choices are awesome!!! :) Cindy

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  3. Love yours! I totally made one too before I traveled. Definitely going to make some more!

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  4. Wonderful tote, it turned out great!

    :)

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  5. Add that one to the list of bags I need to make, like ASAP. Great fabrics!

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  6. Love it!! I know just what you mean - every trip lol. I think I might get the pattern, I really like that cute pocket

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  7. Can you tell me the flower fabric you used in your bag. I cant find it in the Cotton nad Steele fabric line. Your bag is beautiful.
    Thank you. Teresa teequilts@bellsouth.net

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    1. Hi Theresa- The flower fabric used on the pocket of my bag is Melody Miller's Mustang collection Style #0001-001. It's the very first print listed here http://www.cottonandsteelfabrics.com/catalog/fabric/designer/2/

      Hope this helps!

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  8. Your bag turned out so well. Your choice of fabrics is perfect. Look how nice it looks from far in that last (cute) photo of you on the beach.

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  9. Lovely work. I love the fabrics too.

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