Trail Tote

I enjoyed making those little clutch purses last week so much that I gave another Noodle-Head project a try.


This one is called the ‘Trail Tote’ and it is a free project on Anna’s site as well as the Robert Kaufman site. If you haven’t seen Anna’s Trail Tote you have to go have a look. Not only are her tote’s really nice; the photo shoot is great and looks like they had some fun with it.

As you can see, I veered off the trail somewhat and made a few changes to the pattern. The grey half moon shape is some faux suede that I picked up at the fabric shop. A word of caution though if you have never worked with this; turn down the heat on your iron… guess how I know ??? :+(

This bag is for my youngest daughter who is almost finished university but can still pass for about 15 years old so I made her the smaller size.


The bag has a magnetic snap closure and an inner slip pocket as well as that outer zipper pocket. I used polyester foam with the exterior fabric and SF 101 interfacing with the lining of the bag. I really like the lightweight structure that the foam gives the bag but the smaller tote is probably o.k. with out it. I have plans to make myself the bigger version and will use the foam again.


I hope she likes it !

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter weekend knowing that hope and love does exist.

Linking up with Amanda at CrazyMomQuilts for Finish it up Friday.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dona
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 14:01:41

    Wow!!! That is really nice. It has such a professional look and looks like it was hard to make. I am sure your daughter will love it.



  2. Dawn
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 00:46:48

    Really cute! I like the faux suede look. Very cute!



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