It’s ready! My newest pattern, the Maker’s Tote. The idea for this tote popped into my head while on a car ride with my family. It was one of those ideas that I immediately have to do a quick sketch before I forget. Luckily the new notes app on my phone is great for quick sketches when I don’t have a notebook around. This is a carry-all tote that’s perfect for hauling goodies from place to place. I wouldn’t really consider it a bag or purse, but it can definitely be used like that, too!
I decided that two sizes would be fun, so there’s a large and small version. I think the large is so great! I’m excited to fill it up for my next sewing trip. And the small is so cute. It holds 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn, plus room for more. Both totes have a fun front pocket, zippered back pocket, and interior slip and gusseted pockets. Whew, that’s a lot of pockets! I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make one for my girls, too. They’ll love having a little tote to themselves, especially for all their crafty goodies.
The design is my twist on a classic doctor’s bag. It stands up on it’s own and has plenty of room for craft supply storage. The zippered top is fun to install and keeps everything secure.
- 2 sizes!
- Zippered back pocket
- Top zipper closure (optional)
- interior (slip and gusseted) pockets
- Great for portable craft supply storage!
As for the difficulty rating I think this is best suited for an intermediate sewist. The binding (which I love) can be a bit challenging to install. With that in mind I’ve included lots of tips and tricks (and over 40 clear and concise illustrations) and I think anyone with an adventurous spirit will do great! However, if you’re like me and love binding, it’ll be a snap!
Anyway, I hope you like it. I’d love to see what you make! Tag it #makerstote or #noodleheadpatterns on Instagram so I can see. Stop by next week, I’ll be showing off some of my pattern testers totes.
Featured fabrics are by Alison Glass (small tote) and Cotton + Steel/Alexia Abegg (large tote)