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Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern is here!

Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

I’m excited to share today that my Wool + Wax Tote that was included in the second issue of Making magazine is now available as a stand alone PDF pattern. It was almost a year ago that I made a version of the tote for my mom and I’m so happy that I get to share the pattern finally.

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Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead(photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge)

I tend to talk about making useful things a lot around here. This tote is definitely at the top of that list. You can’t really beat a classic tote with handy pockets. These of course are great for gifting and perfect for customizing to your needs. I can’t wait to see what you make.

Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

Of course don’t let the name trick you, I give several other suggestions for materials that will work great for this classic tote. My rule of thumb for making bags is that if you want a sturdy and durable tote, start with sturdy and durable fabrics. Cork would also be a great fabric to try for the contrast bottom! I’ve got my first cork purchase just waiting for me to give it a try.

Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

Included in the pattern are all my tips for working with waxed canvas (which is what I recommend for the contrast bottom), just like the Explorer Tote, it makes for such a great bag! The waxed canvas is so durable and beautiful, I think you’ll love it! If you haven’t tried some already you should!

Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

You can read more about my other versions of this tote in their original posts here:

Pattern: Wool + Wax Tote
Leather Handles: available in my shop

p.s. There’s a new issue of Making coming up soon! I’m excited to have another project included!

Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern - Noodlehead

5 thoughts on “Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern is here!

  1. Kim says:

    Hi Anna, I love this pattern and the green bag is gorgeous! I use my wool & wax tote daily, it’s such a classic bag! ❤️

  2. MamC says:

    Love them both!

  3. bekki says:

    I love that mix of textures in the fabric. They look great

  4. Kelsey Boes says:

    Oh man! I just bought some wool felt and faux leather that I’ve been wanting to make into a tote! This is happening!!!! (atho probably after Lent)

  5. Kelsey Boes says:

    Hey Anna, What length straps do you suggest for this bag?

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