Denim with Colored Motes is one of our new favorite things! From Robert Kaufman, it’s sturdy and durable, just like a great pair of jeans but with a beautiful surprise: little flecks (AKA “motes”) of red, yellow, blue, and green!

Favorite Totes in Denim with Colored Motes | Purl Soho

We paired this new favorite fabric with two old favorite patterns, our Railroad Tote and our Everyday Tote. Both patterns use the double-sided, light and dark nature of the fabric to great effect. Make your new favorite totes… speckled with motes! -Molly

Favorite Totes in Denim with Colored Motes | Purl Soho

Everyday Tote Materials

To make this version of the Everyday Tote, you’ll need…

  • 1 yard of Robert Kaufman’s Denim with Colored Motes
    • Use ½ yard with the light side as the right side of the fabric. This is the Bag Fabric.
    • Use the remaining ½ yard with the dark side as the right side of the fabric. This is the Accent Fabric.
  • (Please Note: Denim with Colored Motes is no longer available, to browse our full collection of fabric, click here!)
  • 5 yards of Purl Soho’s Bias Tape in Nectarine
  • 2 yards of Hemp Traders’ Hemp Webbing, 1-inch
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 9280. This is the Bag Thread.
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 4970. This is the Bias Tape Thread.
  • A jeans-weight sewing machine needle. We used Schmetz’s Universal Machine Needles, Jeans 16/100.

Pattern

Favorite Totes in Denim with Colored Motes | Purl Soho

For the full free pattern visit our original Everyday Tote Pattern here!

 

Railroad Tote Materials

To make this version of the Railroad Tote you’ll need…

  • 3/4 yard of Robert Kaufman’s Denim with Colored Motes (Please Note: this Denim is no longer available, to browse our full collection of fabric, click here!)
  • 2 yards of Purl Soho’s Bias Tape in Nectarine
  • 3 yards of Purl Soho’s Sangle Cotton Webbing in Natural
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 9280. This is the Fabric Thread when the lighter side of the fabric is the right side.
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 6210. This is the Fabric Thread when the darker side of the fabric is the right side.
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 4970. This is the Bias Tape Thread.
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread in color 1040. This is the Webbing Thread.
  • A jeans-weight sewing machine needle. We used Schmetz’s Universal Machine Needles, Jeans 16/100.

 

Pattern

Favorite Totes in Denim with Colored Motes | Purl Soho

For the full free pattern visit our original Railroad Tote Pattern here!