Haha, I feel so sneaky posting this. My mom’s birthday is today! And no, she’s no fool (even though it’s April Fool’s!). I’m sure she’ll forever be tired of the birthday April Fool’s jokes. I’m actually gifting it to her this morning right before the post goes live. So exciting — and sneaky!
It felt so good to sew up this tote and pouch set for my mom. It’s totally her and I hope she’ll love it. I found scraps of this beautiful black cotton canvas and some waxed canvas in my pile of goodies. I knew it would pair so nicely with my new leather handles and some yummy rivets.
Simple and classic always feels right to me. And front pockets, never have left home without them since I started making bags! I can’t wait to take a bit of time and make one of these for myself. The waxed canvas bottom will be so durable!
So this is a fun little make, I feel like I could make one of these for every day of the year! Plus the pouch (which is a size small Open Wide pouch without the boxed corners) keeps any important little things inside all neat and tidy.
Thanks for all the love for the new handles, I’m almost out, but no fear, I will be restocking more over the weekend. Next week I also plan on adding black, too!
Tote & Pouch: no pattern for the tote,
pouch is a small Open Wide pouch without boxed corners)
Fabric: mystery black cotton canvas, waxed canvas from AL Frances on Etsy
Leather Handles: from my shop
Rivets: Minkus Margo on etsy (see tutorial for setting rivets here)
Zipper: Zipit on etsy