Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited to share with you my newest pattern, the Fika Tote! I’m so glad to finally be able to show it off. I’ve been working on it since earlier this Spring, so it feels really great to be able to put it out into the world. It is packed with some really fun features and I hope you’ll love it.
Fika is a Swedish word for coffee with friends. And what’s better than coffee with friends?! It’s always the highlight of my day. I felt like Fika was appropriate because this tote is the kind of bag I’d take along to a coffee shop with my work binder, sketchbook, planner and everything else I’d need for the day. Plus, with my Scandinavian heritage and its clean lines I felt like it was the perfect match. It’s roomy and comfortable to wear and includes some great features:
- two front pockets for easy access
- one large back lapped zipper pocket
- two interior padded pockets (perfect for an ipad or laptop), or easily divided to make several smaller interior pockets
- top recessed zipper to keep everything secure!
This design was one that was lingering in my sketchbook for a very long time. I kept circling back around to it, coming up with different things I thought would be useful. I want to make so many more because I think it looks so great in all types of fabrics! As part of my pattern development process I did a group test sew at Stitch Supply Co. (if you’re ever in the Eau Claire, WI area be sure to stop in!) and the amazing women who sewed the Fika Tote that day had the most beautiful fabric combos. I hope to be able to show some of those off soon!