I’m so excited to finally share this tote, the Workshop Tote (pattern by my friend Jeni, available here)! I’m pretty sure I made it over the summer just after Jeni released the pattern. I needed a quick and satisfying project to make and this one sparked an immediate ‘make me!’ I love it when I get struck like that.
My husband is big time into mountain biking, road and gravel biking, and just exercise in general. He usually totes his miscellaneous equipment and clothes in a laundry basket in the back of his car when he travels to events or races. I know! I know! I should have made him something a very long time ago. So as soon as The Workshop Tote came out I picked this perfect Echino fabric that I’ve had in my stash for a bit, one I acquired from the treasure trove of my local quilt shop, Olive Juice Quilts. I combined it with a favorite heavy weight gingham for the lining. It’ll be durable and useful for all his stuff. I can’t wait to see it filled up with his gear.
I had a bit of fusible fleece on hand, so I used that for interfacing the exterior and used the fusible woven for the lining pieces. I think it worked out pretty great! I’m happy to hand it off to him finally since I was able to snap a few pics. It took a very long time for me to get pictures, but I’m glad it’s finished!
Pattern: Workshop Tote by Jeni Baker (In Color Order)
Fabric: Echino canvas from my stash (I couldn’t find the exact print available, but if you like that look, here’s a link to some options), Olive Juice has some similiar ones, too, railroad gingham by Robert Kaufman Fabrics (again, I’m sorry, I couldn’t find this fabric anywhere! If you know a shop leave me a note in the comments and I’ll add the link here)