Friday, October 13, 2017

Jolly Braid Tote Bag

Happy Friday the 13th! I am excited to bring you another fun Fat Quarter Shop quilt along and this time it's a Jolly Braid Tote Bag. I've never done a braid quilt before so this was something new that I was wanting to try. 

The pattern was easy to follow and the braid was so easy thanks to this Triangles on a Roll Fat Jelly Braid. All I had to do was follow the placements on the paper and sew away to form the braid section of the bag.


I used the Creekside Jolly Bar from Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics for my bag. I love the beautiful saturated prints from this collection. I had to use a walking foot to quilt the braid panel because of the thickness of the interfacing. This was how I was able to get nice straight lines. I quilted the braids one inch apart and the side panels 3/4" to account for the seam allowance.



This is such a nice size bag, love it! This is the other side of the bag. 


The bag does not have a closure or pockets so I modified it and added a magnetic snap closure, a zippered pocket and a couple of slip pockets, which is not shown. I love pockets to organize my things and a place for my phone. Now I just need to add a zipper pull. 
Be sure to check out the Fat Quarter Shop's blog for more inspiration and grab your pattern. You can also watch the video tutorial on YouTube.



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3 comments:

Jenni Mills said...

Braids are great aren't they? though they do waste a little fabric. i came here from whoop whoop. Your braid is so bright!

Danette Stankovich said...

This turned out lovely! Looks like a nice size to haul things around in.

grammajudyb said...

This is a great pattern. Your rendition is really cute. Love the added pockets and closure. That is a must in my book too!