Sheepies!!! This Maker’s Tote has a fun story behind it – or at least I think so. And I love making things that have a little story.
My friend Amanda had been planning on making a Maker’s Tote after seeing our friend Jeni’s Maker’s Tote with the sheep fabric! I was super excited that they were excited and of course I love Jeni’s version. So when we were at our little get together they were talking totes and I mentioned to Amanda that I needed to make one as a step out for a class I was teaching. Now one of the parts about teaching is that making step outs can be either fun or really boring. I try super hard to make it fun for myself otherwise I’d go a little nuts. So it’s always way more interesting (even if it is a little more work) to make a sample that I’ll use for parts to teach, but then also finish sewing it and give it to someone!
So I just had to volunteer to make it for her! It was destiny. I was super excited that she just sent me the fabric and I got to get it mostly made, use it in class, then finish up sewing the binding on outside while my girls played in the backyard. Pretty nifty.
I really love the sheep and the coordinates that Amanda picked. Of course leaving off the front pocket to showcase the sheep was definitely necessary. I did put in the back zippered pocket, but only because it actually landed on a good place – the sheep’s back!
I’m so glad to send it off to her, and I hear it’s going to be used for her sock knitting! How fun!
Pattern: Maker’s Tote (size small, front pocket omitted)
Fabric: Sheep by Ellen Luckett Baker, from her Charms collection,
Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater, Timeless Treasures Sketch
Zippers: Zipit on etsy and wawak.com
p.s. here’s a couple sheep that live at the retreat center we go to! Couldn’t not include them!