Ruth from our production studio has been inspired by the latest Tilda collection, Tilda Hometown, and made this lovely reversible tote bag. Hometown is a cozy collection where the love of home and community is the main inspiration. Drawings of neighborhoods, houses, gardens, and gatherings in Autumn colors are perfect for your homey quilts and projects.
Ruth tells us about her make “I’ve been using an old tote bag that I was given for free in 2015, so when the new Tilda Hometown Collection arrived, I thought I could use the fabrics to upgrade my current bag to something a bit nicer. I realised that if I made the lining out of a nice fabric then it would become reversible!”
“To stop the straps from wrinkling too much when wearing the bag, I used interfacing and I also did box corners on the bottom of the bag. These were easy to do, I just had to make sure I lined up all of the seams carefully to give a neat finish afterward. I also topstitched around the top of the bag to make sure each fabric stayed on its own side as I didn’t want either peeking out the top when the alternate fabric was on the outside!”
“This was a very simple project and I am really pleased with the result. It looks very smart and I can’t wait to start using it! I liked making my own bag as I could make it the size that I wanted (to fit my choir words folder in). The Tilda fabric looks and feels so lovely and was very nice to work with. I’m trying to think of something else I really need so that I can use it again for something!”