May 30, 2011

Coloring book & crayon tote

I like to enter blog giveaways and I have some pretty good luck. In April, I entered a contest at Lil Blue Boo for some Sadie James patterns. And I WON! And I was pretty excited. Here is the first pattern I tried out - the Coloring Book & Crayon Tote.

The directions were perfect, very easy to follow. I even cheated and didn't use any fusible fleece. I also didn't have any webbing for the handles so I used the lining fabric. It came together quickly and I finished the project in one night. (OK, almost one night.)

In the picture above, it looks nice but felt that you could really see my uneven stitches in the purple thread, so I decided to embellish it a bit.

The addition of a couple flower were the perfect embellishment.

Here is the final product fully stocked with crayons, colored pencils and coloring books. My son picked out the fabrics since it was going to be used as a birthday gift for a girl in his class. The other parents commented - that is great, where did you buy it?? :-)


  1. How pretty! I love the flowers you added to the top --- really adds a lot!

  2. How cute is that! I love the flowers. I think they make the bag. Great job.

    I am a new follower.

  3. I love this tote! It's genius! I'm your newest follower and would love if you linked up this at Sew Woodsy today!

  4. nice idea and it looks great!

  5. That is too pretty! : ) I've always love purple and it's so practical too. Please come & link up with Fun for Kids Friday

  6. Great job on the bag!! It would definitely come in handy (in boy colors, of course,) at our house! So glad you shared it at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you share next!

  7. This is a great tutorial and idea!
    I would love if you would share it at our weekly Playdate (link party for allthings kid related!) at :

    Come & Play!

  8. This is soo cute...Great job!

  9. Your luck just keeps getting better! You won my giveaway too!
    Contact me with your information and I will send it over to Creativity for Kids.