Monday, January 15, 2024

My Oxbow Tote - The Mouse Version!

I love patterns from Anna from Noodle-head and was excited to give her latest pattern - the Oxbow Tote - a try. This is the smaller of the two sizes offered in the pattern.

We've got a trip plan to visit the land of the mouse so I deconstructed a canvas Mickey themed canvas tote and reconstructed my new bag! The canvas tote - which sadly I did not take a 'before' picture of - had some mysterious stains that limited how much fabric was available. The main red fabric is actually the wrong side of the canvas bag lining - the right side had all these different Mickey's but I really liked the solid better. I was happy to preserve the big Mickey as the pocket.

There is a large pocket inside. I plan to add a removable base for the bottom in red!

The canvas itself was very lightweight. I added interfacing (SF101) to the lining but not to the canvas. That turned out to be a good decision since the bag stands up just fine. I used foam interfacing with the white canvas for the base which likely contributes to this. 

To continue with my repurposing theme for the bag, the shoulder strap (not pictured) was rescued from another bag that was no longer in use.

I will definitely make this bag again in the 'good fabric'. It was a very fun make!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Your new bag looks fantastic. Big and spacious for all of your supplies. I love the land of the mouse and hope you have a wonderful time.

  2. Wow. How impressive that you used fabric from another bag to make this one! I never would have guessed the material had been in use before. Such a good idea to add a base too. I'll be doing that, or making sure there's fleece in the bottom of the next bag I make. Glad you're going to the land of Mickey, whichever coast it may be on. Have you been before? You'll be lookin' great carrying this tote!

  3. Very coo! I may have to seek out that pattern!


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