Heartland Blog Tour – My Maker’s Tote

I was extremely flattered to be asked to be part of the Heartland Blog Tour. It is being hosted by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time, and features this gorgeous collection by Pat Bravo. I have loved Art Gallery Fabrics since I came across them about 4 years ago. They had me at first touch. The hand of these cottons is awesome.

For this project, I chose to make a Maker’s Tote. I’ve started one in the past but made the mistake of putting it down and figured this would give me the impetus to get both finished. We’ll see how that goes.

If you’ve followed along on my crafting journey, you know I’m a major lover of pouches. All sorts of pouches and have conquered, for the most part, my fear of zippers.
This particular pouch was a learning experience to say the least. BUT, I finished it. I’m pretty sure I over-batted certain parts of it which lead to a battle between my fingers and the binding. My fingers won but there were a few casualties. 🙂

When I first saw this collection, I knew I had to include the owls. They are just too cute.

I love how large this pouch is, even as the smaller size. And the zipper is a separating zipper meaning the pouch can open completely, really opening up the space inside.
There are also 4 pockets on the inside, with different capacities for holding stuff. (And hold stuff they will – this is the perfect crafting/knitting bag.)
I opted out of making the zip pocket on the outside of the back of the pouch. (I admit, that style of zip is NOT my forte.)
Isn’t the storage capacity awesome? By tonight this pouch will be loaded and ready to roll.
I love how these fabrics worked with the pouch – the large scale prints played perfectly with the large surfaces. Heartland fabrics are now available in stores.
For more great projects made out of these awesome prints, follow along with the blog tour, as outlined below.
November 7 Debbie
November 8 Jess and Charise (twice as good today!)
November 9 Jade
November 10 Amanda
November 11 Kari
November 14 Stephanie
November 15 Christopher
November 16 Kerry
November 17 Nichole
November 18 Krista
Thanks for reading along!
xx Jade

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