Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Erin from Seamstress Erin

on April 28 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 29 Comments

It’s time for another challenge! As always, we found our latest sewists contributor’s newsletter. (Sign up to be the first to know about future fabric and pattern challenges!) Teresa of Dandelion Drift, Anjeanette Klinder, Jennifer of Sewplicity, Megan of Monkey Beans, Erin of Seamstress Erin and Michelle of Falafel and the Bee each used at least six colors from the Oakshott Lipari collection to create an exceptional patchwork tote. Oakshott cottons from the UK are hand woven, with a rich, soft drape and depth of color.

Our challengers outdid themselves with their artistry and we’re excited to share their patchwork totes with you this week! First up is Seamstress Erin with her Oakshott Lipari Rainbow Stripes Tote Bag.

Erin has a full tutorial for her Rainbow Stripes Tote Bag at Seamstress Erin; the beautiful range of Oakshott color is highlighted in her design and the rainbow even wraps around the full bag! Erin writes, “This Oakshott Lipari is OMG gorgeous. They are jewel tones like none I have ever seen. After getting my hands on this fat eighth pack I immediately understood why quilters hoard Oakshott like garment sewists hoard good border prints. I was sent the Oakshott from Sew Mama Sew to make a tote bag, but I immediately started to rethink my original tote design so that I could use less Oakshott so I had more for other selfish projects. And then I had a stern talking-to to myself and told myself that I was being silly and greedy and I should go ahead with my original plan because I can always buy more fabric. Well, that bit about ‘always buy more fabric’ was music to my ears, so I continued on with the plans for a large tote.” Take a look at the tutorial for more photos of Erin’s tote!

Find more on social media via #oakshottliparitote, and visit all of our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers. Look for more here this week!

You can purchase Oakshott Fabrics at local regional quilt shops, directly from the manufacturer in the UK, or online from Contemporary Cloth in the US.

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29 Responses to Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Erin from Seamstress Erin

  1. wendy says:

    Oh, how gorgeous!!

  2. Kelly Wilson says:

    That reminds me of the old TV test pattern that was used back in the day when the stations stopped broadcasting for the day. Yes children, there once was a time when there was literally nothing to watch on TV. The horror! : )
    Really colorful tote design. It shows off the Oakshott nicely.
    Notwendy gmail

  3. Junglewife says:

    Gorgeous! I love the rainbow tones :-)

  4. Jowyn Jenson says:

    Wow, this fabric is amazing. It has a beautiful sheen. A great tote. I’m well jel !

  5. Elizabethdx says:

    Seamstress Erin, that is one gorgeous bag! I love the way you created stripes and then patterned them. Great thinking.

  6. carolyn montgomery says:

    beautiflu, beautiful! love the colors

  7. Marti says:

    This bag is so striking with the flipping of the colors on the front and the big strips for the back. Thanks for the tutorial, very well put together.

  8. Anita says:

    This looks like a strong and sturdy bag to take along lots of stuff. Love it!

  9. Susan says:

    That is a gorgeous bag! Well done!

  10. Sarah says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Karen says:

    So pretty, and looks so sturdy!

  12. Kerrin says:

    Love the colors on this bag! Beautiful!

  13. Hanna says:

    Erin’s bag is beautiful. The colors make me happy!

  14. Nicole says:

    I love the rainbow back and forth on this one. Well done.

  15. Holly says:

    I love this. It would look great as a pillow cover, too.

  16. Holly says:

    I love this. It would look great as a pillow, cover, too.

  17. Paloma says:

    This is gorgeous! You did a great job of showcasing the beautiful range of colors in this fabric.

  18. Far says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Such lovely fabrics too!

  19. Anita says:

    Fantastc tote, love it!

  20. Tanya says:

    I need to make this! So simple and pretty!

  21. Hayley says:

    Gorgeous bag! So colourful and happy

  22. Sherry VF says:

    So simple in design yet so beautiful! It’s all about the colors. Nice work. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  23. Alison says:

    Love this bag! It’s so bright and cheerful and springy!

  24. Maya says:

    I love the colors in this tote! They are so rich!

  25. Deborah says:

    I love how all the colours have come together in this tote. Lovely design and work.

  26. jody deschenes says:

    gorgeous bag! i am currently hoarding a fat eighth bundle of Lipari Oakshotts myself (:

  27. Ann says:

    Love the tote! AND the boots!

  28. Sarah says:

    Oh wow!! This tote is beautiful, well done!

  29. Beautiful! Love this striking layout!

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