Selfish Sewing

by Nicole

A while ago I picked up the Social Tote pattern by Carolyn Friedlander and Anna Graham of Noodlehead. I had visions of a little tote sitting next to my sewing machine filled with my sewing doohickeys.

Social tote pattern

But it wasn’t until Selfish Sewing week this past week that I decided to give it a try. Selfish Sewing week is a week dedicated to sewing something for yourself. What better time to make my visions of having a Social Tote come true?

I decided to make the tote using one of my favorite Cotton and Steel prints from the Mochi collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale. For the lining and trim fabrics, I’m using solids in purple and turquoise.

Social Tote_In Progress

I’m about halfway through the tote. I made it through the hardest part, putting together the inside, thanks to the great photos on Carolyn’s website.

Social Tote_In Progress2

Now to put it all together. Wish me luck and some free time!

What about you? Did you do some selfish stitching this week?

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Cathy Kizerian March 15, 2015 - 2:27 am

Looks like a fun project, and the fabrics and pattern are great. It will be fabulous!

Suzanne March 15, 2015 - 11:41 am

That is a great bag and I know you will be delighted to have it sitting by your side. I like its shape a lot.

Pierro March 15, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Rosemary B here:
You deserve that! So pretty.
I made a cover for one of my machines…. and made a cute case for my iPhone. Both I just made up a pattern as I went along.

GerryART March 16, 2015 - 3:40 am

Your choice of fabric is so perfect for your Social Tote, Nicole.
It's a great project and I bet this won't be the only one you sew up!
My Selfish Stitching is knitting yet another pair of sox – – – for ME!!!
Have a wonderful week.
hugs 'n smiles,

Michele @ Undiscovered Optimist March 16, 2015 - 2:13 pm

This looks great, Nicole! I need to just dive into the world of interfacing and put together one for my space too. Good luck with the free time!

pandchintz March 16, 2015 - 11:00 pm

This is looking great Nicole. Love your fabric choices and I'm sure you'll get it together.

gibbygoo56 March 18, 2015 - 2:53 am

This is as cute as a bug! I love it!

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