Jelly Roll Herringbone Tote So Trendy

Make This Stylish Jelly Roll Herringbone Tote.

One jelly roll will make several of these trendy Herringbone totes. A carry-all for your sewing fabric and stuff, and more fabric and stuff (too nice to haul groceries)! Library books, quilting magazines, patterns… Great overnight bag.



The tote has a zippered pocket as well as a long interior pocket, stitched into four cubbies. Those little cubbies always come in handy for finding things. Tote size- 11″ tall by 17″ wide.  The bottom of the bag is 5.25″ wide.


Marion used American Janes Pot Luck jelly roll, but this tote would great in any fabric, bright and fun.

To get started, sort your jelly roll strips colors. you’ll be cutting a total of 84 “half hexy” pieces using a Jaybird’s Hexy ‘n More ruler or any 60 degree triangle ruler. The wide bottom base is 5.5″ and the narrow top of the half hexy is 2.5″. Cut two from each strip. Then line up the first few pieces as shown.


Sew into long herringbones.


Trim ends and sew the rows. Press. Decide if you want to quilt or not. The herringbone always comes up nice with stitch in the ditch.




There is an excellent tutorial from Marion McClellan, My Quilt Diet to make this super fun jelly roll herringbone tote.

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