This was a bag you may remember seeing a few pics of earlier. I, of course, wanted to get it’s proper photo shoot in before it would wing it’s way over to Cloud9. The Caravan Tote is a real workhorse. It’s features work really well no matter what you’re using it for and of course is perfect for toting around your favorite hobby supplies. I omitted the front pocket/flap in order to show off the fabric more. I did add the interior slip pocket inside the front zippered pocket. The slip pocket fits my iphone nicely without being too deep and getting lost. And, of course, the pocket is totally easy to customize to fit whatever you need.
I love the opportunity to play around with different hardware and this is the perfect bag to test your skills or try out some new ones. I think it adds a beautiful professional finish. And as for the leather tab at the side, it isn’t just for show, it’s a handy spot to hold onto when you’re opening the zippered front pocket. Gotta love function.
The pouch was fun, too! Haven’t met a pouch I didn’t love. It fits tucked inside the tote and yet is functional enough to do its own thing, too. Perfect for keeping organized and storing those items that tend to float around in your bag and always avoid being fished out.
All the links to sources for the hardware and straps are included in the pattern, it’s clickable in the PDF, so hopefully that makes shopping easier. I know it can be hard to track all the parts down, but it’s worth it, I promise! In case you might have missed it, check out the tutorial I wrote for installing straps using rivets over at Sew Mama Sew.
Pattern: Caravan Tote + Pouch
Fabric: Rain Walk canvas (Ripple in Blue), lining is also Rain Walk