Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oakshott Lipari Tote

Have you heard of Oakshott cottons? They are GORGEOUS. And their Lipari line is nothing short of stunning.


 The colors are rich and the fabric itself is beautiful to work with. Thanks to Sew Mama Sew, and their Oakshott Lipari Tote Challenge, I was able to play with these beauties and designed this tote.


Once I saw the fabric in person, I knew I wanted to keep the design of the tote simple to show off the fabrics themselves and the gorgeous colors. In fact, I used every single color in the line because it was too hard to leave any of them out!


This tote measures approximately 13" x 14" which makes it small enough to use as a purse but large enough to hold a laptop with ease.

The inside includes some useful features such as a cell phone pocket and a key clip. I hate losing my keys at the bottom of a bag!


There's also a large zippered pocket for other essentials that you don't want rolling around at the bottom of your bag.


This is the first time I've ever used this type of handle for a bag and I must admit - I LOVE it! The handles were very easy to attach with pre-made holes for stitching and I think they really elevate this from a simple tote to a pretty classy bag.

I will definitely be using more Oakshott in the future because it is wonderful to work with and very high quality, beautiful fabric. What's not to love?

Check out the other totes made for this challenge:

Teresa of Dandelion Drift
Jennifer of Sewplicity
Megan of Monkey Beans
Michelle of Falafel and the Bee


Made it this far? Want a chance to win a sample swatch book of Lipari? Leave a comment telling me what you would make with this fabric line and I'll draw a winner next week.

                                        Sample Swatch - Lipari

88 comments:

  1. Would love to win those beautiful fabrics- also like the tote. I think I would make one just like yours.- can't have too many bags.

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  2. Gorgeous colours! I love your tote - like Bridget I'd love to make one like yours!!

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  3. Beautiful work! You and I had very similar ideas when it came to this challenge...down to using the gray for a border and black for trim...and the same handles! Great minds think alike :) **Please don't include me in your giveaway since I am a participant in the challenge!

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  4. I think I would make a jacket, flipping and reversing the fabric for each block to catch the light.

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  5. Your tote is wonderful! I would like to use these to make a small quilt for my on my grey cubicle walls. They need some sparkle.

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  6. Your tote is beautiful. Is there a difference between shot cotton and oakshot cotton? I'd love to see and feel the oakshot.

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  7. Gorgeous tote. I just got a chance to look at all these Oakshott totes, and I am stunned by how beautiful these fabrics are. I would love to play with them. I think I would make them into a quilt with other special fabrics, so each piece is special and perfect.

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  8. I've just started using other brands of shot cottons, but nothing seems to stand up to the sheen of the Oakshott cottons. I'm interested in a wall hanging that is small enough to not overwhelm me and yet could be hung in a spot where it will pick up the light. I really like the idea of triangles with the grain going in different directions to show off the sheen of the fabric.

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  9. I'd like to make a baby quilt with these wonderful fabrics!

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  10. I love oakshott. What handles did you use?

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  11. Beautiful tote, the colours and simple design make it so classy, and I love the piping detail. I really want some Lipari to make a waist coat for my husband.

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  12. I love the simplicity of your piecing. The handles are great, I often use pre-made leather straps in my bags. They look really professional! I would make cushions with this fabric so I could see them every day!

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  13. I love your tote and would possibly make my own version of it with these fabrics. It needs to be an item I can touch regularly!

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  14. I really love all the bags made with this fabric so I think I'd like to make a set of travel bags...cosmetic, incidentals, lingerie, etc. I have also been looking for a long time for a set of fabric to use for a sophisticated quilted throw for our living room...this might be it! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! (buffy AT dblawoffices DOT com)

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  15. Your bag is lovely... so too is this fabric and the colours are so deep and rich... like coffee... mmmmmm If I won I would make some cushion covers. Thanks!!

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  16. This tote is beautiful - I love the inside details and the leather handles. I think I'd want to do something similar.

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  17. This is sooo beautiful! Love all these colours!

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  18. I love these colors! These are so rich and love the handbag too! Thanks for the chance to win

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  19. Fantastic tote, love it! The fabrics are gorgeous, and I would make a tote if I win.

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  20. You made a beautiful tote. I would make an appliqued pillow if I were lucky enough to win the fabric.

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  21. Love your use of this great looking fabric!

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  22. There is no doubt that I would make a purse if I won the fabric!!

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  23. Love the piecing in this bag. The attention to detail with the handles, base, zipper pocket, key clip and open pocket make this a bag I'd use every day.

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  24. Love the look of Oakshots, love your bag, Love the handles too!

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  25. After seeing all these gorgeous totes, I'd make a tote. Love yours & love this fabric line.

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  26. I'd make a couple of super fabulous Sew Together bags.

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  27. Love the black contrast. The exquisite details just make this bag perfect !

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  28. I adore your colorful tote! If I won the sample swatches, i think I'd have to use them in some sort of bag, too–yours and all the ones I've seen so far are gorgeous and definitely an inspiration.

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  29. Your bag is gorgeous! I would use the swatches to make a bag like yours.

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  30. Love that tote and will definitely be making it. The colors are fantastic!

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  31. Wonderful bag. How do bags manage to look delightfully new each time someone sews one up? Not sure but yours looks delightfully new!!

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  32. Looking at all of these beautiful totes, makes me want to make one for myself too!

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  33. Would love to make the tote. Love the colors!!!
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  34. Love your tote! And the handles are wonderful!

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  35. This is just lovely and I appreciate your extra features.

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  36. I love your tote! well done.

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  37. I agree. This is beautiful fabric to sew with. On a hiking trip, I met a woman wearing a brightly colored shirt, and I complimented her on it. She said it had been her sister's and wearing it helped her feel close to her. Unfortunately the collar was wearing and she thought she'd have to retire it soon. I suggested she replace the color, but she didn't know how. I volunteered to do it for her and searched to find something fitting for this shirt. The Oakshot gray was perfect. I mailed it back to her, and she was thrilled.

    I like making small items using Saito Yoko's designs. I think this would show up on a purse for me!

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  38. I like that you put pockets and a key holder in your bag.
    I would make a free motion sampler quilt out of the fabrics. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  39. I love the tote, and the colors of those fabrics are to die for! I have never used oakshott cottons before, but now I sure want to give them a whirl.

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  40. I love the strips of not so solid colors. Great tote.

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  41. I would love to make a tote like yours, I love the handles too.

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  42. i need a new tote and i think this one would do perfectly

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  43. I love that you use that kind of patchwork to show the fabrics. I would love to sew some cushions, really elegant cushions ;)

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  44. Lovely colors, it could be wonderfull to try them out.

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  45. Love your tote, and I would love to make a tote just as simple and classic as yours. Your gray lining and red accent is perfect classic

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  46. Not to be redundant, but like many of the others who have already commented, I love the simple elegance of the bag you created, and think it's the perfect project for this fabric! :)

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  47. Pillow covers for my couch would be lovely in Lipari--I'm thinking something geometric.

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  48. This bag is full of special details! Kudos on going with the special leather handles!

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  49. How clever! This tote looks amazing!

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  50. Beautiful bag. I would make a jacket using black rayon velvet with the Oakshot as either appliques or pieced insets.

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  51. Have you drawn a winner already cause I'd love to be considered that's such an interesting fabric texture, I'd love to try them in my next projects

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  52. Love these rich colors!! I would definitely make a bag!

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  53. I'm drooling over these colors. This is the most gorgeous laptop case I've ever seen. I like your interior details too. I would make a tote with these fabrics too.

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  54. i love your tote! you did an excellent job. can i have it? lol arent these colors wonderful. i would love to make a lap quilt. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  55. I'd mix in some lighter prints and make a baby quilt!

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  56. This is a beautiful tote. Do you have a pattern for it?

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