Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Reversible Echo Totes

It's been buzzing around blogland for quite some time now you've probably not missed out on hearing about Lotta Jansdotter's latest fabric collection; Echo.
If you have not seen it in person yet, go buy some it is fantastic!! As soon as I opened my order I wanted to abandon all other projects and sew with it.


reversible echo tote

I think the prints are perfect for every day use, so a bag it had to be. But with most bag patterns I use a combination of prints and I could not make my mind up which print to feature and which to use for the lining and or pockets. So I decided not to choose at all and make reversible totes!



I drafted a simple pattern after browsing through lots of images of reversible totes on Google. I had never done a one piece bag before and it took me a while to figure out how to sew the handles closed, but after spending some quality time with Mr. Seam Ripper I managed to figure it out ;-)


I love this slouchy hobo style bag, it's a casual every day shopping, going to the beach, running an errand type of bag.  But all that is just an excuse to carry around a bit of Lotta with you every day ;-)

reversible echo tote

They are listed in the shop

x Leila

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'd love to own the whole line of Echo...I have two prints so far!

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  2. It certainly is gorgeous fabric and Simply Solids have 11% off at the moment.

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  3. beautiful, leila and what a brilliant idea! I've been incredibly restraint and not let my Echo fabrics distract me yet, but seeing this I'm sorely tempted to make myself a carry-everywhere bit of Echo ;-)

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  4. Love the fabric and bought some - and love your bag! Haven't got past looking at it yet though!

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  5. So pretty! Reversible was a very smart way to go.

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  6. These are wonderful! I am dying to get my hands on some of this!!

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  7. I just bought some Echo today!! I can't wait to get started sewing but I have to wait. I love the reversible bag!

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  8. i was at a quilt shop in portland over the weekend and they had the whole line. i didn't buy any... gasp! i'm still kicking myself. seriously, what was i thinking?

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  9. Great Tote Pattern??? Can we hope for a pattern release or tutorial soon ;)

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  10. Great shape on that tote- perfect for over the shoulder and suits the Lotte prints perfectly!

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  11. such a gorgeous bag! shows the lotta print really well. very cute shape.

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  12. beautiful! Its a great looking bag too :-)

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  13. Oh wow! I love the fabric and I think it's awesome that you made your on pattern. Amazing!

    Thanks so much for your visiting to my blog -- I appreciate it very much. :)

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  14. i love the pattern you drafted to go with the Echo. beautiful.

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