Thursday, July 15, 2021

Firefly Tote Finished!

Oh this was a really fun one! As I shared during Week 1 of the Firefly Tote sewalong, the pattern is by Anna Graham/Noodlehead, and I made the Project Size of the tote. Picking up from Week 2, where we made the bag's exterior and drawstring closure, this week we 'put it all together' so to speak, which just went so smoothly. 

The 8mm nickel rivets add stability to the handles plus an added touch I love. I got mine from
MinkusMargo, and I'm finally pretty comfortable installing them. For the ties, I used 3/4" black twill tape I'd ordered from Anna's shop, though I cut mine longer (2 - 30") than the pattern suggested and am glad I did. Finally, for the zipper pull, I used black Waxed Cotton Cord, also from Anna's shop. Love all those little details!


As I mentioned a while back, this bag is destined for my daughter, Rachel/
@snippetsofsweetness, and I really hope she loves it as much as I do. I'm so glad I tried the dry oilskin for the exterior - I'll definitely be looking for ways to use it again. And the tote just has some great features, with that front zippered pocket, and the opportunity to use some special focus fabrics in both that pocket and the drawstring closure. 


Anyway, the sewalong ends this week. Check out the #fireflytote and #fireflytotesewalong hashtags on Instagram to see lots more of these delightful totes.


9 comments:

  1. The bag is stunning; all the details add up to making such a refined finish. I look forward to seeing where the dry oilskin shows up next. :)

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  2. such a beautiful bag! the focus fabric really makes it

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  3. Attractive and exciting finish! Great details and fabrics too.

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  4. Stunning! I love the Noodlehead bag patterns too.

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  5. Love your bag - especially the look of the accent fabric. xo

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  6. Beautiful bag and lucky daughter! I really love all the details in this bag - the zipper pull, the rivets, the topstitiching. It all comes together in a really well finished bag.

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  7. I love, love this bag. I have been wanting to sew with oilskin. Thanks for the resource links.

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  8. I couldn't fit the sew-along into my summer sewing schedule. Seeing your beautiful finish (in long OOP Lizzy House, at that) was the next-best thing! : )

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