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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tote-ally Clicking

The selvedge project is coming along nicely. I've decided to make it into a tote this one:
I found a piece of batik in my stash that works great with the varied selvedge strips: browns/greens/rosy plums/tans. I chose long selvedge strips with similar colours for the band around the top.

Another floral batik in my stash with the same colour palette is perfect for the lining. The batiks are both by Benartex, and work well together. I love it when you can find the perfect fabric right at hand. Now to find a zipper for an inner pocket.
If you'd like to make a similar selvedge tote, there's a pattern available on the checkout page of my website.


  1. I love selvage projects. Can't wait to see this finished. I know it will be great!

  2. Scrumptious batiks! I have this pattern in a magazine, one of these days it will find its way to the top of the pile of 'must makes'.

  3. Karen, I always love seeing totes and purses made with selvages. As you know, I made your tote after it came out in the magazine and you posted a picture on your blog. At the time, I did not have a blog, (I do now), but I get compliments on it almost every time I take it some place. I love it and will be making another -- this time with pockets and/or maybe even zippers! Thanks for the inspirations.

  4. I just love shopping my stash. Sometimes I find a real treasure that I had forgotten I had.