Starter Craft: Make a Striking Patchwork Ombré Bag

ombre_tote.jpgMake this uber-trendy Chevron Ombré Tote by Sew Caroline and drag patchwork kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

This Chevron Ombré bag tutorial by the very crafty Sew Caroline encompasses several great trends - ombré, of course (it's a kind of dyeing where colors fade into one another) and chevrons, as seen every season in the world of Missoni (and their many imitators!)

This project has my mind racing with possibilities. I love the fabrics she's chosen - the soft tonal progression in the blues is a joy to behold - but I'm also thinking of making a black version using bright Japanese prints, or simply choosing a few of my favorite quilting scraps and showcasing them in a random series of wonderfulness.

Plus this a great way to learn how to create patchwork - believe me, making this quilt-size isn't much harder!

Check out Caroline's other tutorials for some really great starter craft - plus some more advanced stuff if you're feeling ambitious!

Got a fave patchwork project? Let us know in the comments.

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