Solids only tote challenge - progress

Last week I started on my challenge for this month - which is to take part in the Solids only tote challenge.

I wrote about how amazing everyone else's work was and my thoughts about making a tote that represented 'me' and 'my kind of sewing'. I ended up choosing a not perfect, but practical patchwork tote. (read that post here)

Here's a little more of my progress:

All the pieces are now patched together - and ready to make into a 'bag':

I've also decided to add a little applique before putting the whole thing together (another option in the challenge!)

Should be all done by next week - and I can show you the finished bag!


  1. You are making progress! I like the fact that you're sticking to your original plan and highlighting the upcycled and scrappy aspects of your tote Jill. It's hard not to compare yourself with others (I have that problem as well) but the bottom line is: you're doing this for you. The bonus of being part of a challenge too, though, is that you WILL learn stuff from others and encounter new techniques, and meet new people. All of whiich will make you grow. Not a bad thing, I don't think.

    In other words, don't be intimidated; be educated. (I just made that up...)

    Have a great day!

  2. Your tote patches look fab - look forward to seeing it all together!


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