Noodlehead Tote – Pinterest make

January 20, 2015

One of my New year resolutions this year is to make items I have pinned, after all  I have many fabulous pinned ideas. I fell in love with this bag by Noodlehead last summer when I saw this gorgeous version made by Imagine Gnats.

Imagine Gnats 241 tote


When my California Sunshine bag died on the way home from the park on Sunday (dropping to the floor with my precious camera in it!) I knew know was the moment to purchase the pattern and get making.


Recycled Fabrics Tote 241 Vicky myers Creations


I love the fact each pattern piece is relatively small therefore you can use up scraps. Do you remember this dress I made? I had enough dress fabric left to create the main panels, and after some rummaging found a complimentary orange shirt for the pockets. The hardest part was making fabric choices!!

Noodlehead tote 241

The pattern came together quickly, easily taking less than two hours:) All ready for the school run Monday morning.

The version I made has two slip pockets on the outside of the bag and one internal slip pocket on the inside.

Inside Noodlehead bag

The bags is smaller than my previous bag with less pockets – but I do love it, particularly the vibrancy of the colours:) Have you made any pinned items yet this year?





Unfortunately I made it in an evening so there are no photographs of works in progress.

18 comments so far.

18 responses to “Noodlehead Tote – Pinterest make”

  1. Tasha says:

    Great fabric choices! I like it better than the inspiration!

  2. Stephanie says:

    love the fabric choices!

  3. Knitnrun4sanity says:

    How great to be able to simply make a new bag just like that!

    • Vicky says:

      Thanks – it was fab to run it up so quickly!! Discovered it doesn’t take A4 folders re work… an excuse to make another perhaps a little bigger??!

  4. Vicky C says:

    Lovely! I find it hard to sew in the evenings with the poor light – do you have a sewing lamp?

  5. Maria says:

    I love this bag and yous look so nice. I love how you recycle.

  6. Daniela says:

    Lovely bag. The colors are amazing. I might be doing one (just to use my scraps πŸ˜‰ )

  7. Fabulous that you were able to make it with left over fabric, Vicky. Looks fabulous.

  8. Audrey says:

    It’s so lovely! I’m a new convert to bag making, and an old convert to refashioning! Love how you’ve combined the two!

  9. Agy says:

    Such a pretty bag, and the choice of colours you made are great.

  10. niti says:

    It’s so lovely! How to be able to make a bag just like that!

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