The Casbah Carryall (and my new Silhouette!)

I started a new project……


……inspired by my new Silhouette machine!



I knew exactly what I wanted to try first…..I had the machine cut out a bunting design (a download from the Silhouette store) onto vinyl adhesive:



Here’s the cutout on the screen. Since the cut is a “positive” cut, I added pieces of vinyl to outline the bunting triangle…….



……and masked the other areas of the screen:


Now I just have to finish the rest of the pieces today:



I’ve been ready to release a new carryall pattern and as I silk screened I decided to use the bunting design to make myself a new bag! I silk screened the design on a canvas tablecloth and then cut out the pattern pieces.



I love wearing white all summer and this bag will be perfect to compliment it!


Love how detailed the Silhouette can cut!


The Casbah Carryall is the perfect design for a tote, handbag, beach bag, grocery bag etc. 8 pages of instructions and 8 pattern pages…..great for any level. It’s in the shop now!

I’m giving away 2 free patterns¬† so leave a comment to be entered! (Giveaway ends Tuesday night at 12pm PST)







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  1. 1
    Megan says:

    I am also a big fan of my silhouette! & love making bags too.

  2. 2
    Kati says:

    So cute!! Lots of fun to be had with that this summer!

  3. 3
    Debra says:

    Love it! I already have some ideas :)

  4. 4
    gretchen says:

    Love your bag! I’ve been thinking about getting a silhouette for a while now. Just wondering if it is Mac compatible? Was it difficult to set up on your computer? Thanks for all your inspiration!

  5. 5
    Amreen says:

    I’m a bog fan of what the silhouette can do, but dnt get it here in india :(

    Love the tote!

  6. 6
    Adrienne says:

    I love all of your patterns but I don’t have any kids, so I am SO happy that you made an accessory!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. 7
    amanda onstott says:

    love all your patterns!! fingers crossed!

  8. 8
    Steph says:

    Really cute bag!

  9. 9
    Carol F. says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  10. 10
    Jennifer Dingman says:

    Super cute! I love projects!! :)

  11. 11
    Katherine says:

    Super cute and perfect for summer!

  12. 12
    amber levinson says:

    I found the perfect canvas fabric in my stash last night! It would be perfect for this bag! :)

  13. 13
    Felicia says:

    Awesome idea to use the Silhouette to make the screen. Smart smart smart!

  14. 14
    Adrianna says:

    Love it!!!! I love white in the summer too! Ashley, you amaze me!

  15. 15
    Kristen says:

    You “Rock the Casbah”. Sorry, it had to be said – lol. Great, now that song is stuck in my head……. :)

  16. 16
    Kyle says:

    Wow! Love that you have an accessory pattern out!

  17. 17
    nina hudson says:

    Love that bag! Would love to make one to cart all the unnecessary things you end up with when you have 3 children. Not sure i can pull off the white though, i am thinking about turquoise instead.

  18. 18
    Kate S. says:

    As soon as I have $300 saved up I am totally investing in one of those. Freezer paper and exacto knives have nothing on the Silhouette.

    Love your style/blog!


  19. 19
    Andrea N says:

    Loving this bag!!!

  20. 20

    Love all your patterns, cannot wait to try this one as well.

  21. 21
    Tiffany says:

    Love the bag!!!

  22. 22
    Jen says:

    I love all of your patterns… this one is no exception! Yay for accessories!

  23. 23
    Linda Hillebrandt says:

    want one…

  24. 24
    Beth A. says:

    I would love to own this pattern! I love bags — much to my husband’s dismay!

  25. 25
    lyndsie says:

    Super cute bag!

  26. 26
    marisa says:

    cute bag!

  27. 27
    Autumn Ogletree says:

    Fun. I haven’t got into the silkscreening yet. Hubby isn’t allowing new hobbies till I clean out some old ones ;-) but would love to make the tote!

  28. 28
    Liz says:

    So cool! I would love to make it!

  29. 29
    Teresa says:

    Another great pattern!

  30. 30
    Stephanie Klemm says:

    LOVE the bag!

  31. 31
    Stacey Kirk says:

    I have a tote bag obsession so I would love this!!

  32. 32

    I use my Silhouette daily, love it!

  33. 33
    Erin says:

    I think this pattern is great and it would be perfect to make for the summer to haul pool supplies back and forth.

  34. 34
    Claudia says:

    You inspire me daily. Love the bag.

  35. 35
    Tessa says:

    I have been wanting a silhouette, but cannot just bring myself to buy one already. I’ll dream about it for now…

    I love the carryall bag! Hope to win the pattern!

  36. 36
    Jamie says:

    OMG! The silhouette is going on my list of must haves! This must make template making so much faster!! Love the bag.

  37. 37
    Alison says:

    Another great pattern!

  38. 38
    Kirsten Taylor says:

    Love the bag, it will be perfect for the summer and our daily trips to the pool!
    PS Glad to see I am not the only one who has trouble with self tanner!

  39. 39
    Mama Bear says:

    Sweet bag! Yet another entry for my list of reasons to get a Silhouette. :)

  40. 40
    Jacqui Tomyn says:

    Love it!

  41. 41
    Kayla says:

    I love big tote bags! I keep seeing posts about the Silhouette – it looks like a really nice machine!

  42. 42
    Lisa says:

    Love!!! I have a circuit Expression & SCAL program – is Silhouette better???

  43. 43
    Kristina says:

    I love the screen printing that you did! I’m excited to see many more Silhouette projects in the future! :)

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    anna says:

    great bag ashley. :) love that design and white is so pretty for summer.

  45. 45
    Tammy Phifer says:

    Love the bag and need to invest in a Silhouette :)

  46. 46
    Trisha Miller says:

    love the tote! so roomy!

  47. 47

    I would LOVE to win the pattern! I am going to try to convince my husband to buy me a Silhouette too! They look AMAZING! And to think I spend all that time cutting stuff out of freezer paper! haha

  48. 48
    Julie W. says:

    Cute!! Love the silk screening!! I hope to get a silhouette one of these day…..maybe I’ll add it to my Christmas lsit! :)

  49. 49
    Audra says:

    OMG Super Love!~

  50. 50
    Ashley Clark says:

    The bag is really cute! I would LOVE to own a silhouette someday… lol

  51. 51
    Shelly says:

    Cute Bag pattern! It would be great for summer.

  52. 52
    Ellie Perez says:

    So jealous you got a silloutte! Hubby’s trying to put me off until my birthday… OCTOBER! Too long! bag looks great! I always love your patterns!

  53. 53
    Brooke says:

    What a great pattern! I love black and white together! This would make such a cute gift!

  54. 54
    Elizabeth says:

    Love your idea for a summer bag!

  55. 55
    linda says:

    I love the bag, perfect for everything.

  56. 56
    sorahart says:

    I could use about 10 of these bags when summer comes around!

  57. 57
    Amy V says:

    I LOVE the bag and the Silhouette. I would love one of these patterns to make!

  58. 58
    Ali says:

    Would love this bag pattern….of course mine will be in a multitude of bright colors!

  59. 59
    Angela Fruge says:

    I love bags! I have a ton, but could always use another one!

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    HB says:

    I would love to make this for our to India

  61. 61
    Mama Lusco says:

    Looks great!

  62. 62
    Vanessa says:

    Love the bag! I am addicted to sweet bags like this, but I usually can be seen carrying a plastic grocery bag to hold my gear-embarassing!

  63. 63
    Jenny B. says:

    Cute bag, the bunting really makes it pop.
    reggity at sbcglobal dot net

  64. 64
    Laura says:

    Love the bag!

  65. 65
    Jenn E. says:

    Love the bag & the print :) . And thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern :) .

  66. 66
    Kristin Orth says:

    Cute bag, and I love the penant you screened! I just got a Silouette and I can’t wait to see what else you do with yours!

  67. 67
    chrystal m says:

    i long for a shilouette // lol
    love intricate deswigns it cuts & the awesomeness you can create w it!!
    also love the bag, very cute & versitile!!

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    amanda says:

    would love to win any pattern of yours

  69. 69
    shannon says:

    wow!!! a silhouette! drool!!! i can only dream of one right now! :) oh, your bag looks simply wonderful! ;) would love to win this pattern! :)

    thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! :)

  70. 70
    Stacey E says:

    Can we buy that bag? I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  71. 71
    Cindylou-Who says:

    Love, love, love the bag! I was researching the Sillouette…looks like loads of fun!

  72. 72
    Natalie says:

    Love it! I have been wanting a silhouette, so now I might have to get one for sure!

  73. 73
    lisa says:

    i <3 this! If i don't win, i may have to buy this one :)

  74. 74
    Melisa says:

    Love your fabulous patterns!! I would love to win!!

  75. 75
    Emily says:

    Love the bag! I haven’t bought any of your patterns yet, but as soon as I get some sewing time, I can’t wait to try a couple of them out!

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    Amy says:

    Love the bunting black on white!

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    Donna carver says:


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    Ana says:

    I love it!!

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    KCoy says:

    I love it! I’m starting to think I need a silhouette!

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    Emily says:

    I love your patterns and would love to win!

  81. 81
    Mandy says:

    Cute bag and design!

  82. 82
    Tiffany says:

    Love it! I would love to get a silhouette as well, but seem to be so much more expensive in AU

  83. 83

    I love the bag and have been dreaming about the silhouette. Oh, and don’t worry about your self tanner mishap, it will fade. Lol. Just do a silhouette transfer and henna your arm.

  84. 84
    Jennifer says:

    I am amazed at how intricate of a design the Silhouette is able to do! I love your patterns and am working up the courage to attempt to sew with knits.

  85. 85
    ashley says:

    Love the bag! Super cute and summery!

  86. 86
    AshleyD says:

    Super cute and such a great catch-all!

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    sara says:

    looks like a great bag! I really like the cut out / print on it! :)

  88. 88
    Shelly says:

    How have I never heard of a silhouette machine?
    It’s funner! I want/need/should have/late mother’s day present/ that machine.

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    Shelly says:

    Oh, and perfect size for a gymnastics bag carryall for the girls summer classes. I like.

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    Julie says:

    Cute tote! I need something for toting towels to the pool!

  91. 91
    Jen says:

    Cute! I been looking for a cute bag pattern to make for my son’s preschool teacher. Both are new Grandmas so this bag would be great for them!

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    Megan says:

    very clever!! the bag looks funky!!

  93. 93
    Gina S. says:

    How cute! I know your gonna have all kinds of new projects and so much too share with us!


  94. 94
    Heather says:

    Fun!! I love all your new ideas and would especially love some new patterns!

  95. 95
    merri mattly says:

    What a great pattern and the fabric is amazing!

  96. 96
    Victoria says:

    LOVE this bag!!

  97. 97
    shannon says:

    LOVE my silhouette – and what a fantastic idea of a yet another way to use it! and what a cute and functional bag – thanks for the giveaway!

  98. 98
    Melissa Scala says:

    LOVE IT!

  99. 99
    Mel says:

    SELF TANNER MISHAP!!!!!! hahahahahhahahahaha

  100. 100
    Robin says:

    I would love to try a bag like this. I got a silhouette machine for Christmas and it hasn’t left the box yet! I see all these great projects, but I think it intimidates me a little bit:) I need something to make me get it out and try it!

  101. 101
    Molly says:

    So cute! I’m in need of a tote pattern for welcome bags at our destination wedding! What better than an lbb pattern :)

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    Lily says:

    What a great bag, great for the summer!!

  103. 103

    The bag is AMAZING – and so is your screen printing method!!! I can’t wait to give it a try – thanks for sharing this!!

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    Heidi K says:

    I’d love to win the pattern.

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    Naoni says:

    Holy cow does you’re creative mind ever stop. I just want a little of your amazing talent! What a great bag! I’d love to use it for too many things I’m sure!


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    allie says:

    For our 30th birthday, i bought my twin (also named Ashley!), a silhouette. Sometimes i dream about owning my own so that i can do cool projects like this one. The bag would be so fun to start with! Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. 107
    Jen says:

    Oh the Silhouette, is there anything it can’t do?! This is a really cool idea.

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    Rachel says:

    Cute bag! Useable for any occasion! :D love it!

  109. 109

    oooww would use it to print original, bright, gorgeous fabric designs for my bub business!

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    Jessica Mason says:

    What a fabulous idea!!! The bag turned out great!!!! Thank you for sharing :)


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