Category: Pouches & Bags

Drawstring Closure | Every Adventure Tote Hack

I’ve been asked many times over the past year for closure variations on the Every Adventure Tote, and I’m so happy to be able to provide one today! Adding a drawstring closure to the Every Adventure Tote adds so much flexibility to the use of the bag! The drawstring closure lies flat against the lining of the tote bag when not in use, so it stays out of the way when you don’t need it,Continue reading

Exterior Straps | Every Adventure Tote Variation

The best thing about the Every Adventure Tote is how versatile it is! Today we’ll go over how to make short exterior-sewn straps for this tote bag. I like to put these on my bag when I’m adding a drawstring closure so that I eliminate bulk from the top seam. Instead of what is listed in the original tutorial, you’ll want to cut the following for the straps: (2) 1.75″ x 25″ fabric rectangles (2)Continue reading

Aurifil Slice & Stitch Challenge | Free tutorial!

I had the pleasure of participating in Aurifil’s Slice & Stitch Challenge! In this challenge an Aurifil Artisan and an Olfa Ambassador receive the same products and have the task of creating a project with what they are provided. This year, each participant receives one of Aurifil’s new color builder boxes, which are a trio of threads in the same color family. I received: OLFA: Splash 45mm Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue with specialty bladesContinue reading

Sashiko Zipper Pouch | A Tutorial

This pouch all started when I found some Sashiko templates and realized they were nearly the right size for my rainbow zipper pouch pattern. I quickly got to work making not one, not two, but 5 pouches! When I get excited about something I go all in! And while you can access the original rainbow zipper pouch tutorial and probably figure out how to modify it for the sashiko templates (which yields a pouch aContinue reading

Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. In the tote above, I used a quilt block I madeContinue reading

The Every Adventure Tote | A Tutorial

This tutorial is for personal use only. Items created with this tutorial are not to be made & sold. Thank you! If you’re ever at my house for dinner and request a recipe, be prepared for me to photocopy the recipe, make many crossings out and revisions, and then hand it over to you looking like a completely different recipe. What does this have to do with today’s post, you might ask? Well, for years,Continue reading