Monday, 8 June 2015

A noodlehead trail tote

As soon as I saw this lovely pattern - noodleheads' trail tote - I have wanted to make it for lovely Linda. And yet I didn't... a pouch and some hankies were made instead, until this year I remembered those plans and finally made it. And oh what a pattern - the detail is amazing and results in a bag I am most certainly proud to say oh yes, why I did make that!
 The pattern is easy to follow yet with those great details... piping, internal and external pockets, adjustable strap and magnetic snapper. Oh, and this is the smaller of the two sixes available. And oh, did I mention that this pattern is free!
 I think the only change I made to the pattern was to use some strong webbing for the strap instead of fabric
Both of the fabrics were purchased from fabric rehab. The house fabric is a slightly heavier linen (still available here) and the modern neutrals' oval here
I seem to have been on a bit of a bag making frenzy at the moment. Well, maybe not a frenzy as five doesn't perhaps constitute a frenzy... and one of them is certainly more of a pouch and the others
 clutches, but that is what I have been spending some rainy times doing. Any sunny times have been spent persuading the garden that it really does want to look pretty and not be a field anymore, so my time for making has been a bit limited. Happy birthday dear Linda! We are so looking forward to seeing you and your bag rather soon!


  1. It's lovely! I like the pattern and the shape..very well done!

    1. So strange, yet almost a year after some comments have been posted they have just appeared. How very rude I must seem! Daft really responding now, but thank you! I made Linda a second, larger version of this bag this year - must show...