I’m so excited for this finish! This is the large size of my newest pattern, the Maker’s Tote. It’s such an amazing shade of orangey/fiery/coral-red. Perfect! This is one of my favorite prints from Alexia’s Mesa collection for Cotton + Steel.
I’m super pumped about having this completed tote because it started out as one of my prototypes. I thought I had everything all set, so I cut into this favorite fabric combo, and sure enough it wasn’t quite right and there were still adjustments I needed to make before it would become the pattern. So the other day I got to deconstructing it and rebuilding the tote. I love that it’s now a useable tote, rescued from my ‘this isn’t working’ pile.
Each pocket is so fun to make and sewing a tote like this is a fun adventure to see come together. Each step is something new and fun. And it was also nice to sit down for a few minutes and listen to a podcast and stitch down the binding. I really love the clean look of it’s finish.
So far I think I might be giving this as a gift. I didn’t have anyone specific in mind though which, for me, is the most fun part of gift making. And Christmas is right around the corner!
Pattern: Maker’s Tote (large) watch my video with tips here
Fabrics: Alexia Abegg’s Mesa, Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe, Interweave Chambray in Black
Zippers: Zipit and Wawak.com
(specific resources and links are included in the pattern)
And I forgot to announce the winner of the giveaway of Lotta Jansdotter goodies! The winner is Sara C., I’ve sent you an email!