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Cloud 9 Geocentric II Bag Challenge @ Sew Mama Sew

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Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

Challenge, Giveaway AND Tutorial!

It was a little bit hard to contain my excitement when the gals over at SewMamaSew  chose me to participate in the GeoCentric II Bag Challenge!

Cloud 9 Fabric is launching their amazing line of organic cotton canvas (YUM!),  GeoCentric II!  The new line has 3 new fabulous colors and 3 new prints to choose from and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some!  Patiently I waited, stalking  the mailman checking the mail each day… until… it… arrived! (alright, it waaaas in an envelope…)

cloud 9 geocentric fabric

I planned on resisting the Cloud 9 references… I wasn’t going to say anything silly like ‘I was on cloud 9’ but I WAS thinking it!  The quality of this fabric is SO NICE!  Seriously, Cloud 9 Organic Cotton Canvas just sounds Fabulous!   No one else in my house was allowed to touch it (mine all mine) but I couldn’t stop!  It’s very soft and not at all like the canvas I’ve worked with before… I only put it up to my cheek once… don’t be a hater!

I decided to make a Victoria Tote and although the pattern doesn’t call for leather I had some that matched PERFECT!  So I swapped out the canvas bottom in the original pattern and top stitched the leather on instead.  And added leather straps… Could it get any better?  I’m super pleased with how it came out…

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

I’m in love with the daffodil and metal colors together…

geocentric cloud 9 canvas tote bag

This fabric is really a dream to work with, it presses so nicely and is just crisp and soft and not as heavy and stiff as regular canvas / duck cloth.  And I really think it looks great with the leather accents… check out the bag bottom…

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

love it!

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

The pattern has an exterior and interior d-ring and an interior pocket –

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

All you need is some GeoCentric Fabric! How will you choose what color with so many to choose from?  Really… I don’t know!  I love the interlock/sprout color in this next photo but I also love the diamonds/sky and the interlock/coral…


I had so much fun working with this organic canvas,  I couldn’t stop, so I made a little zipper pouch!

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

check out the daffodil lining…

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

GIVEAWAY – Like me on Facebook and and I’ll randomly choose someone August 10th to win a free Vicotoria Tote Pattern!  Please be sure to comment below that you liked me on Facebook so you’ll be officially entered.

cloud 9 geocentric tote bag

Make your own Zipper Pouch using this TUTORIAL.

You can find the pattern for the Victoria Tote here!

Go check out Cloud 9 and SewMamaSew!


Robin August 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

I am following you on Facebook.  Love the bag, love the fabric.  thank you!

sherrips – I haven’t forgotten about the gorgeous Blueberry Cotton!  I made a Coupon Bag!  Find the pattern here… Coupon Organizer Pattern

coupon organizer bag / holder

geocentric fabric cloud 9

19 thoughts on “Cloud 9 Geocentric II Bag Challenge @ Sew Mama Sew”

  1. I am allready a Facebook fan our your page. Thank you for the chance to enter this scrumptious fabric giveaway. Boy it is pretty. Lov eho wyour bag turned out. The leather really sets of the fabric. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Ehhh I didn’t mean to type fabric …lol…I meant for the chance to win the tote pattern…See that fabric went straight to my head….

  2. What an awesome bag! Nice and modern, not too fussy, I love it! Congratulations on being chosen for the challenge! You do wonderful work. You know I’m a fan of your Scrap Happy blocks already and now I’m a fan on Facebook too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Hi Sherri. I love that bag! Fact is, I love everything you make. I need to venture out beyond making quilts and try something different. Oh yes, I also need to mention that I have liked you on Facebook for quite awhile. Thank you for the chance to enter the drawing.

  4. great blog; i just found it … like you on fb and would love to win this bag pattern — i LOVE making bags … darlene

  5. I’m from the uk, and absolutely love your work, and the Victoria bag with the geo fabric is fab, I have liked you on Facebook, will be fun to follow you, thanks clare

  6. Ohhh I love this! Your pattern is perfect for these scrumptious fabrics. Yes, I’m a hater….I was pretending to feel it on my cheeks. LOL I’d love a chance to win your pattern. LOVE making bags! I just got back from “liking” you on facebook. Thank you for the chance!

  7. Such a cute tote, and it looks great in all the fabrics you used! I love the geocentric fabrics! All colors look so nice together, and fun to have them in slightly different designs. I happily liked you on facebook! Your crafts are so fun! Thanks for blogging about your creations!

  8. What a great eye you have for pattern and color — all my favorites are right here on your site. And I “like” you on FB! Pick me!!!

  9. I love your bag – it is just superb in every way! The leather accents are so sophisticated and look great with those prints. I liked you on Facebook. Oh, and I LOVE that shot of the fabrics in your mailbox…hilarious! Wouldn’t that be great if that happens in Heaven? lol

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