Friday, April 24, 2020

Ephemera Tool Bag - Flea Market Mix Fabric

Hello! This is the last project I made for the beautiful Flea Market Mix Fabric by Cathe Holden for Moda Fabrics. I saved the best for last! I've always dreamed of making an Ephemera Tool Bag, something that can hold my treasures or current journals/projects I'm working on. Flea Market Mix is the perfect fabric this design. If you know my designs, I like to make things with multiple uses, and this bag has plenty! 

I hope you like it! Here's what I made:

The bag functions as a tool bag, a storage box, or a flat pocket tote. The box is removable so you can place it as needed when journaling or working on projects. I made it large enough to hold travelers notebook journal and up to A5 journals. The box has a drawstring closure to keep all your things neatly stowed. The removable tote can hold papers, stickers, stationary, pens, etc. I used clear vinyl so you have easy access to your tools and placed zipper enclosures to keep everything in its place. When placed together, the box sits neatly inside the tote and is secured with magnetic buttons. I added leather handles to make it sturdy and finished it off with my favorite lace from Blue Linen Cottage Shop.


I hope you enjoyed my projects with Flea Market Mix fabric. It should be arriving soon in stores so check you favorite fabric shops!




  1. I could have never imagined something so spectacular being made with my fabrics. I'm nearly at a loss for words. I love that you rubber stamped the calling cards and appliqued them and other design elements to the box. The leather details. The combination of the different fabric designs!! The multi-function use of this toolbox is BRILLIANT! I feel like I'm dreaming. Karen you knocked it out of the park with this project. I'll be referring back to it for many years to come. Thank you, Thank you! -Cathe

  2. It's wonderful! Do you have a pattern for this?

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