Melting Snowball Tote
Advanced | 52 min 53 sec
Make Tote
Finish Tote
To make this modern patchwork tote, Anna Maria combines elements of two traditional blocks – the Log Cabin and the Snowball. She creatively riffs on the essential elements of both to arrive at her Melting Snowball Tote, which is lined and interfaced. Anna Maria covers cutting instructions, how to construct the bag, add a pocket and comfortable straps, and assemble it all into a charming, oversized tote bag.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • One printed fabric scrap approx. 5” square (Color A - Anna Maria uses Pressed Field in Peony from her Field Study Linen/Cotton blend fabric line)
  • ½ yd. of 5 solids (Colors B-F. Anna Maria uses Free Spirit Designer Solids in Gold, Lapis, Cosmic, Fuschia, and Mulberry)
  • ⅝ yd. fabric for tote back (Anna Maria uses Saffron Velveteen from her Field Study velveteen fabric line)
  • ⅞ yd. fabric for tote lining (Anna Maria uses Spotted in the Crowd in Grace from her Field Study fabric line)
  • Fabric scrap for pocket (Anna Maria uses Pressed Field in Violet from her Field Study Linen/Cotton blend fabrics)
  • magnetic snap
  • 1¼ yd. medium weight single sided fusible interfacing
  • cutting mat
  • rotary cutter
  • clear quilting ruler
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • matching cotton or cotton blend thread
  • fabric scissors
Learn how to:
  • Patchwork block construction
  • Bag construction and assembly
  • Working with interfacing
  • Adding a pocket and lining

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to create a melting snowball tote
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by artist Anna Maria Horner
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Jennifer Lynn
I love Anna Maria’s designs and instructions. I’m always bag and fabric obsessed, so this is a great combination. I like how the influences for the bag were shown. I would have liked to have seen the bag in other colors or prints but I’ll let my imagination have fun running wild. My visit to Nashvilles Craft South was my favorite trip to any fabric and craft store. The original fabrics speak to my style. Hope to see more from the talented Anna Maria Horner!
More than 3 months ago
Matoaka Eagle
Very nicely taught. Clear instructions and demonstrations.
More than 3 months ago
Jenna Snyder
I'm looking forward to making my bag!!! I'm a beginner on patchwork, and I think this will be a perfect project to start with!
More than 3 months ago