Monday, April 25, 2022

Benartex "Judy's Bloom" Project Hop

You all know I love blog hops, so this project hop by Benartex is totally ringing my bell! Especially with the "Judy's Bloom" fabric by Eleanor Burns being's gorgeous! It is full of purples, pinks, greens, and butterflies, too. Perfect for any of your spring sewing projects!

I updated and changed a pattern I made several years ago to sew this tote and needle holder using "Judy's Bloom". It's a small round tote with a tiny needle holder. Both are really easy to make!

Little Round Tote
& Tiny Little Needle Holder

Fabrics used in this tote and needle holder:

Benartex “Judy’s Bloom” by Eleanor Burns

Blossom Lavender, SKU# 13550-62 

Lace Green SKU# 13555-40 

Roseland Lavender, SKU# 13551-62 

Crochet White, SKU# 13554-09 

Butterfly Lavender, SKU# 13553-62 

Having a tote with pockets is great for taking your sewing tools to any retreat or to have sitting by your sewing machine. It holds a lot of things for being so small!

The main tote section is made from "Judy's Bloom" Blossom Lavender and was quilted with
Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece between two layers of fabric to add strength to the tote. 
It stands up on it's own!

The pocket was made with "Judy's Bloom" Butterfly Lavender and is sectioned
off to hold so many of your favorite sewing tools.

The tote is lined with "Judy's Bloom" Roseland Lavender.

The cuff and handle of the tote used "Judy's Bloom" Lace is such a pretty green color!

The Gathered Flower on the front of the tote is meant to fray on the edges and still look lovely. It's easy to put together and add to the front of the tote!

Gathered Flower

Supplies needed: 1/8 yard of three different fabrics; thread, 1 ½” button, fabric glue

Cutting instructions: Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 20” strips; Cut 1 – 1” x 20” strip


Sewing instructions:


Step 1: Baste 1/4” from left edge to 1/4” from right edge on each strip. Pull end threads to gather.


Step 2: With right sides together, sew short ends together. Repeat with each strip to create three gathered circles.

Step 3: Stack circles with 1” strip circle on top. Hand baste circles together in the center.

Step 4: Place flower on bag and baste or glue in place. Sew button to bag covering gathers.

Tip: Use iCraft Liquid Fabric Fuse near the center to hold the flowers together. Let dry before sewing. Glue the flower on to the bag along with the button. Let dry before sewing it in place on the tote.

Buttons sometimes wiggle around when you're trying to sew them on. 
Not a problem if you use fabric glue to hold it in place until you're ready to sew!

The same is true for gluing the strap in place and then sewing it on the tote.
It's always in the correct spot.

I've made this same needle holder many times, but in a bigger size. This time I went for a smaller one to tuck either in a pocket or attach to the outside of the bag with a metal ring.

Tiny Little Needle Holder

Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece went between the felt needed for this little cutie!

You can find the Little Round Tote and Tiny Little Needle Holder HERE

Giveaway now closed
Benartex is generously offering one "Judy's Bloom"fat quarter bundle for us to giveaway.
How awesome is that!

Giveaway is limited to United States participants only.
One entry/comment per person.
The fat quarter bundle will be shipped from the Benartex warehouse.
Must be 18 or over to enter.
Giveaway ends on April 30th at midnight PST.
Winner will be randomly selected and announced after April 30th.
Good luck!


scottylover said...

Love the needle keeper! I need to make some of those to have in my office at work. I always seem to pull a hem out of my pants and not have a needle and thread around! The tote is adorable, too.

There are more projects to be seen on these wonderful blogs.
Check them out!

5/25 - Benartex - Fabric Feature
5/26 - Carol - Just Let Me Quilt (this is me!) 
5/26 - Tammy - Tamarinis
5/28 - Sandra - MMM Quilts
5/29 - Benartex Free Pattern

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful fabric design and very cute tote, thanks for the Gathered Flower tutorial.

  2. What a great little tote in fantastic Spring fabrics. That lining fabric is SO pretty!...and I love the floral green!...oh, it just all feels so Spring fresh! Cute, cute design!

  3. Judy's Bloom is gorgeous fabric, and I love the projects you made with it! My lilacs are just starting to bloom--those purples are lovely reminders of pretty spring flowers.

  4. Such a cute little project! The fabrics are lovely.

  5. Oh that fabric really makes me feel like spring is here. I love your tote and needle book. What a way to really ring in a new season. I need some spring in my sewing room now too! :-)

  6. That basket is toooo cute! And the fabric choices are on point. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, I love those "Judy's Bloom" fabrics! I think my favorite it the top one, Blossom Lavender. The bag and the needle holder are perfectly wonderful.

  8. Such a sweet looking little basket! Lovely in this fabric

  9. Had no idea Eleanor Burns designed this beautiful fabric. She is one talented lady! Not sure which is my favorite. Love how you incorporated all the fabrics into the basket and needle holder.

  10. Love the little tote--and the fabric by Eleanor is beautiful!!

  11. Pretty! I love Eleanor Burn's fabrics. My favorite quilt is in an old blue and yellow rose print line of hers. You have chosen wonderful projects and really showcased these lovely fabrics.
    I have not been sewing much and trying to use up stash when I do, but I would love to have some of these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

  12. Ohhh--what pretty items you have made and in such bright spring colors--great job--
    and I would love to win some fabrics--
    enjoy and have a great week--
    hugs, di

  13. Such pretty things you have made. Reminds me of spring in bloom.

  14. I love this project! Thank you for sharing it.

  15. This new line of Benartex fabrics has me rather excited. I love flowers. So inspiring to see them used in this cute project.

  16. Beautiful projects Carol and very beautiful fabrics. I would love to win a bundle of them. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Thank you for the tutorial! What a great project!!

  18. Beautiful fabrics made into cute projects!
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  19. Love the needle keeper! I need to make some of those to have in my office at work. I always seem to pull a hem out of my pants and not have a needle and thread around! The tote is adorable, too.

    Sandy A

  20. Love the bag! Would be handy when traveling in our RV. Also would make a great gift for sewing/quilting friends!

  21. That little needle holder is just what I need for my granddaughter. She's just learning to sew and I wanted to make her a needle holder. Thank you!

  22. Very pretty little sewing supply tote, but I love the needle holder!

  23. Beautiful! So pretty and useful, too!

  24. What a lovely project. The flower just makes it.

  25. Lovely fabrics and sweet little tote. The buttons, but more so the ruffle flower, make it extra special.

  26. Cute tote. Great fabrics.

  27. I love this fabric line. So spring like.

  28. I totally love it, even the needle holder is precious.

  29. What a great tool holder and flower and tips and lots of purple. VEry impressed with the collection of purple tools.

  30. Such a darling tote, the fabric is perfect.

  31. Beautiful collection. Wonderful projects. But the ruffles impressed me the most! It has been so long since I have seen ruffle flowers. It was a tug back in time!!

  32. What a gorgeous selection of fabrics! Bring on Spring! We’re expecting snow tonight! I need some spring flowers! Thank you for the cute basket and needle keeper patterns, perfect for this fabric combination.

  33. These fabrics are so beautiful. I love your projects also.

  34. Love your use of the colors and the fun projects!

  35. What a sweet little project. It really shows off the beautiful fabric.

  36. What a cute little bag, I love your fabric color selection for it. The little needle minder is adorable. Thank you for the flower tutorial, I may use the idea to make flowers to add to little stretchy belts for my granddaughters.

  37. Really cute, love the fabrics in your project! Thanks for sharing!


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