Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Megan from Monkey Beans

on May 2 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 105 Comments

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Does all of the gorgeous fabric from our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge make you want to sew with Oakshott too? We’re giving away a fat eighth pack of Oakshott Lipari! Comment in any of the Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge posts to win.

Our six challengers did a great job showing off the versatility and beauty of Oakshott fabrics in a variety of pretty totes. Find more on social media via #oakshottliparitote, and visit all of our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers’ sites:

We shared Teresa and Erin’s totes. Today we want you to see Megan’s tote on the Monkey Beans blog!

Megan decided to use every Lipari color in her tote, and she added some nice features to the inside of the bag too. She writes, “The colors are rich and the fabric itself is beautiful to work with.” These handles are a new approach for Megan and she feels like they turn the tote from a basic bag into something extra-special.

Look for more challenge totes next week, and don’t forget to comment on any Lipari post for a chance to win Oakshott fabric!

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105 Responses to Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge ~ Megan from Monkey Beans

  1. Jen says:

    I love the interrupted stripes

  2. Jessie Hansen says:

    I think it’s interesting how she wasn’t the only one to use these handles on her purse. They go great with the different designs.

  3. tiara says:

    Yes! I would totes use this tote!

  4. Claudia says:

    Great use of all the fabrics. I like the look with the handles.

  5. Ramona says:

    I love this tote especially all the different colors. Just beautiful.

  6. Justine Malinski says:

    The fabric is magical!!!

  7. Mary D says:

    What a handsome tote. I need one also. 🙂

  8. Danette says:

    I just love this tote!

  9. Carmen N says:

    Gorgeous fabrics!

  10. jennifer says:

    very mid century mod looking. love it!

  11. Marcelle says:

    What a gorgeous bag! Love the colours and style.

  12. Patti says:

    The richness of these colours can’t be duplicated! Oakshott does it the best! This is a beautiful tote.

  13. Susan says:

    I like this bag.

  14. Joanna says:

    Love that tote… the fabric is so beautiful. The handle are perfect!

  15. Lauren says:

    I would love to sew with some Oakshott!

  16. Sara says:

    Beautiful job on the tote! I wouldn’t be hauling just groceries around in that, love the leather handles.
    I am beginning to covet the Oakshot cotton! I LOVE texture in my fabric more than print and these provide that beautifully. Fat quarter winner or not, Oakshot will be in my near sewing future.

  17. Charity says:

    That is one classy looking tote! I adore the shimmer of the fabric… Just beautiful.

  18. Izzy says:

    I have recently been making patchwork bags to use up scraps, you are tempting me into more fabric shopping!

  19. Linda F. says:

    I love this fabric and this tote.

  20. Marti says:

    The way the fabric was placed makes this tote look like a piece of art! So stunning.

  21. Claire says:

    Very sophisticated. I’d carry that bag anywhere.

  22. Emily says:

    I would love to win – the fabric is gorgeous!

  23. Vicki H says:

    Beautiful bag. I love the handles, really gives the bag polished look.

  24. Sandy K says:

    The Oakshott colors are so very pretty. All the gals have made great bags and met the challenge.

  25. Allison says:

    Wow! Hadn’t seen the oakshott lipari fabrics before- gorgeous!!!

  26. Linda L. says:

    Those colours are gorgeous.

  27. Tamie says:

    Loving this tote.

  28. Ali M says:

    I really dig the stripes, I haven’t used leather handles before for a project, I want to try it now!

  29. Lin Marsh says:

    The tote with the cool handles and all the colors of Oakshott looks very professional. I love it.

  30. Anita says:

    I love the sophisticated style of this bag.

  31. Eryn says:

    Wow! What cool colors! These are such versatile fabrics! (And the bags are gorgeous too!)

  32. Jeanie K. says:

    Beautiful fabric; beautiful purse!

  33. Kelly Wilson says:

    Those colors are fantastic – so rich and saturated. This tote uses the fabrics to nice effect. Notwendy gmail

  34. Bekk says:

    I love those colours!

  35. Sherri I says:

    I like that tote!

  36. Jen says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  37. Susan K. says:

    The Oakshott fabrics are such rich colors and really add depth to a beautiful bag!

  38. nicola says:

    love the colours and the shine. need more fabrice to feed my growing addiction . thanks

  39. Karen A says:

    This bag is great. Looks very professional.

  40. Diana says:

    The colors are just so wonderful. I love the simple lines of the patchwork on this tote.

  41. Barb N says:

    Awesome bag – looks classy and professional!

  42. Tonya says:

    I would love the opportunity to work with Oakshott Lipari! Gorgeous stuff! Great tote!

  43. Lesley says:

    I sometimes make bags as gifts.It’s time to make one to keep and this prize would suit that purpose more than adequately!

  44. Margie says:

    Love the rich colors.

  45. aparna says:

    beautiful fabric! love the handles too..

  46. Karen says:

    Love the fabric and the bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win some Oakshott fabric.

  47. Pattij says:

    I LOVE this tote!!! Would love to try it.

  48. Lindsey F says:

    I have been wanting to work with Oakshott fabrics but have not done so yet. Maybe this is my opportunity. Love the totes you’ve been featuring during this challenge.

  49. Sue says:

    This bags looks DESIGNER. The fabrics are beautiful ! I’ve never used handles like these before either…but it certainly sets off the polished finish. Nice job !

  50. hafza says:

    The tote is beautiful…I love it!

  51. Delaine says:

    I love Oakshott Cottons and the bag is beautiful. Thanks!

  52. Meriel A says:

    I love this tote! The colors are so rich and beautiful!

  53. Serena says:

    I agree, the handles, and whole bag, look great!

  54. Cherie says:

    Very classy! Beautiful makes you want to feel the bag 🙂

  55. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    This is my favorite bag so far. Just the right size, and the handles make it look professionally made, not handmade. It’s gorgeous.

  56. I love the texture of the fabric.

  57. Amber says:

    I love using these types of handles or using thick leather pieces and rivets. Either way it elevates the bag to a new level. This one is great! I love the cotton brings so much color without being too bright.

  58. Rita says:

    I am loving it so much. awesome.

  59. Rainy says:

    Lovely color choices and bag design — and the handles are fab.

  60. Lindsay H says:

    I love the saturated colors so much!

  61. Wendy says:

    Such gorgeous colours!!

  62. Kimberly says:

    What beautiful vibrant colors!!

  63. Christina says:

    absolutely gorgeous

  64. angelina says:

    oh man …

  65. Sarah says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Carol Y says:

    I can see myself making this bag – I love how the handles make it look so polished. The fabric simply shines!

  67. Laura G says:

    Lovely colors, thx for the chance to try out this beautiful fabric.

  68. Joan H says:

    This tote is beautiful. The colors are outstanding

  69. barbara woods says:

    Love that fabric

  70. Cathy says:

    Love the bag, with all those colours looks great and refreshing.

  71. Jennifer says:

    Those colors are so beautiful!

  72. Sophie says:

    Another great bag design for these luminous fabrics. Love it!

  73. Karen says:

    Gorgeous tote – those handles are great!

  74. Megan says:

    This is beautiful. The fabric looks nice and substantial, perfect for a tote.

  75. Catriona says:

    Love the wide, bold stripes!

  76. Julie T says:

    Te color tones are so rich and warm. They make me want to get up and sew!!

  77. Julie T says:

    The color tones in thee fabrics are rich and warm! Makes me want to sew!!

  78. Susan says:

    These fabrics are awesome, just love the textures!

  79. KimberJ says:

    I just love the colors in Megan’s OakShott Tote!! They just look so rich and yummy 🙂

  80. Bronwyn says:

    Love it! Can I buy the fabric (& the bag)?

  81. barbara woods says:

    lovely patchwork and bag

  82. Cindy Pilkington says:

    I love the chic looking bag! Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Melva says:

    Cute and love the colors.

  84. lynn says:

    LOVE the colors. They work in any patchwork so beautifully.

  85. I love this tote! I’ve been drooling over oakshotts for awhile now – would love to win!

  86. Mandi says:

    Those long, thin rectangles are great!

  87. Wow, another stunning tote.

  88. Niki says:

    That bag is fabulous! The jewel tones make me think of stained glass. The handles look great, too.

  89. Alli says:

    That’s really cute! 🙂

  90. I love how sleek the bags all look!

  91. barbe says:

    i love the colors of this fabric, they look sooooo rich, would love to see them in person. lol

  92. Diann Cornell says:

    I’m enjoying seeing the projects made with the Oakshott fabric. This bag is very elegant.

  93. Linda Pawlak says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL bag! I would LOVE to work with Oakshott. Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. Tanya says:

    Wow – what a beautiful bag! I love the placement and order of the colors.

  95. Valerie says:

    Beautiful! I love the lines on this bag, and the colors compliment each other nicely.

  96. Jill says:

    This is so beautiful! I love how it glows!

  97. Monika says:

    This bag is my favorite! 🙂 Who could resist this beautiful fabrics? 😉

  98. Teresa says:

    Simply lovely patchwork!

  99. Samina says:

    That fabric is just breathtaking – it looks like raw silk on my monitor. I’ve not won any of your giveaways, but this one – you’ve got to pick me!

  100. Brenda says:

    These are lovely fabrics and a lovely bag. I agree that those handles take it up a notch. thanks for the chance to win!

  101. Grace says:

    The colors are so rich and pretty! I’d love a chance to work with this fabric.

  102. Margaret says:

    I love all the totes- such beautiful fabric and great design ideas, but Megan’s is a real favorite- I love her design and the use of all the colors – just wonderful!

  103. melissa says:

    I like the look of this tote. It shows off the fabric nicely.

  104. Beth says:

    I agree – the handles do make it special!

  105. Heidi says:

    Ooo, this tote is cuuuute!

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