Saturday, May 30, 2015

Finished Trail Tote

I finally finished another bag!

I've wanted to make Noodlehead's trail tote for a while now. I actually started it back in March (it was on my 2015 FAL list for 2nd Quarter), and took much longer to finish than I expected! The tote itself was easy enough to make, just took a while to get around to it.

I have gotten used to using smaller bags and carrying fewer items around with me all day, so the small size of this tote is perfect for me. It's just big enough to hold my wallet, phone and kindle.

The tutorial was easy to follow, and everything came together fairly easily (as with all of the Noodlehead tutorials and patterns I've tried). I have made a few bags this year, so I am getting more and more comfortable with them. I did have a bit of trouble with the strap, and the slider. I've never used a slider and "o" rings before, so I wasn't quite sure how to attach everything. I figured it out eventually though.

This was also my first time making piping. I think the piping I chose is a little too big for this size bag, but it's not too bad. I have some leftover, and I think it would be the right size for the large version of this tote.

I would definitely make another one of these. It's nice to have something crossed off of my to do list. This is my first posted finish of the quarter...and it's the end of May already! I've been doing a lot of sewing lately, just not a lot of photo taking and blogging.

Happy Saturday!


  1. Love the fabric choice for your bag. I think it's great when we can cross projects off our to do lists. I have a long list myself!

  2. It looks great. I love good details like piping and how the pattern is continuous around the zipper, and the bag looks great!

  3. Really lovely in this fabric. Congrats on the finish!

  4. I like the fabric choice. I don't think the piping is too big.
    I know what you mean about getting used to small bags. I used to be a very light traveller. Now I have a mummy-sized handbag and I am not even a mummy!
    This would have been a good bag to take to the park with my dog's things, but I already chose another pattern.

  5. Your tote is beautiful and I think that the piping is lovely. The charcoal compliments your print so nicely.
    I'm helping Adrianne out with the FAL, so I am also to say this next part: I'm visiting as member of the official 2015 Finish Along Cheerleading Squad.