The Wooden Spools Bag

Yesterday I promised some more photos of the Wooden Spools bag I made in class, so here they are:

I was a bit concerned when I was making this that it would look like I just vomited up fabrics. But I was determined to showcase a variety of sewing themed fabrics and color scheme be damned.

The front has the shops logo and I chose a fabric strip with a quilt shop to go either side of that

The ends have fabrics with a variety of notions

The handles have a gorgeous blue fabric with notions, there are two nice big pockets and yes I bought some fabric yesterday!

On the back I used a strip that has a house with 'quilts for sale' on the fence

See the strip of fabric above that has I love quilts (so appropriate)

The lining was a lovely Laura Ashley neutral print from my stash

This pic is to show how big the bag is 18" long x 10" wide x  12" deep
I LOVE it and will definitely make this pattern again, or at least a variation of it!


  1. I absolutely love this bag...esp the little quilt village and a ll the sewing fabric!!!! I'm a little bit jealous!! LOL!!!

  2. The panels of the little town buildings are adorable! The sewing themed fabrics are perfect and I just love the fabric that you used for the lining! You really did a great job!

  3. Your bag came out great. All the sewing prints are playing nicely together. And your dog in the quilted jacket is just too cute. Can't show it to my pugs, they will want to know when I am making one (three!) for them.

  4. Fantastic tote! I think the busy fabrics add to the overall design quite nicely.

  5. Hi Marianne! Your bag is fantastic! All those quilty Fabrics are so perfect! I love also your dog's coat! Happy Valentine! x Teje

  6. What a beautiful tote and the fabrics look great! Like others...your dog's coat caught my eye!! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks Connie the dog jackets are a great way to use up scraps, there is a tutorial link on my page for how to make them:


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