Modern Batik Tote

Our Modern Quilt Guild had a summer challenge with a target completion date of our September meeting.   We all swapped scraps of batik fabric and we were tasked to make a bag out of them.  Now we were allowed to add other fabrics and the bag could be any type.   I decided to make a tote bag since it is one of the easiest ones to make.

I used a pattern from Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, Issue 1, 2013.   You can also find them on Facebook.   I liked that it was a modern design.  Now the pattern called for horizontal strips and the back side was solid fabric.   Since I had batiks that didn’t all really go together, I decided to make the tote with batik strips on both sides.   I also made mine with vertical strips.

Front and Back of tote.

Front and Back of tote.

The tote has no pockets and no zippers (easy peazy).   I just love it.

Happy Stitchin,



2 thoughts on “Modern Batik Tote

  1. Love your use of the batiks! I have started something that I have added another couple of fabrics to to make it work. It is not that straightforward, but I will bring what I’ve got ‘so far’ on Monday. Look forward to seeing all the versions!
    Plus, my Quilters Newsletter this month carried an article about a very interesting challenge. . . playing ‘Telephone’ with quilting . . . wait and see!

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