Project # 1 : Modern Tote

For our first project we thought that we would start with something simple and chic - a modern tote bag. The tutorial is free and comes from the very talented Cicada Daydream blog (who hand prints that amazing fabric).

To see the tutorial click here.

We thought that because this is a pretty simple project it should only take about two weeks. So go get your fabric (and preshrink it). I would recommend that your outer fabric is an upolstery fabric or something of the same thickness such as canvas if you want the bag to stand up straight on it's own.

Please post any comments, questions, or photos of the process. I can't wait to see what fabric everyone picks.


  1. i'm looking forward to this! :) I got sent over from Emilie's blog and my Momma just fixed my sewing machine.. I'm in!

  2. Kaarin7.3.09

    This blog is AWESOME! What a great idea! :)

  3. Count me in; I'm a novice but love to make things!