Happy Friday everyone! I’m so happy to introduce you to my newest pattern, the Hillside Tote. The thing that gets me most excited about this crossbody bag is the ability to feature a favorite fabric for the exterior pockets and strap. I don’t know about you, but I have a stack of precious fabrics I have saved for just the right project. I feel like this tote is a no-brainer when it comes to using those favorites, seems like a winner every time!
I think it’s perfect for on the go when you want something a little simpler but still keep organized. It’s a classic crossbody with a zip top closure, and I’m hoping it will be one you will want to make over and over again.
I love a list of features, so here’s one for the Hillside Tote:
- includes front and back exterior pockets and interior pocket
- zip top closure to keep your important belonging secure
- adjustable strap makes it wearable in any season
- perfect for gifting
- make a regular size or mini
The Hillside Tote is a fun spin off that combines the best worlds of both my Wool + Wax Tote pattern and my Redwood Tote pattern. It combines the simplicity of the Wool + Wax with the organization and crossbody style of the Redwood. I’m always inspired to bring you something you can sew in a short amount of time and really highlight the beautiful fabrics. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do! I’ll be sharing my testers finished totes along with a few more samples I made (I couldn’t stop!).
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The front exterior pocket has your choice of either a metal snap (as shown in my samples) or a pronged magnetic snap! The back exterior pocket is divided in two. You could easily swap which pocket style you prefer on the front and back or do two of the same style pocket. An exterior pocket is a must-have for me, I absolutely need one for my phone and keys and extras are just a bonus for things I reach for over and over again. I also include an option for using a single fabric exterior.
I do have hardware kits available in my shop (it’s the same 1″-width hardware as the Redwood Tote). If you need zippers the mini uses a 10″ zip and the regular size uses a 12″ zip. I also have snap starter kits (they include the setting tools and a starter set of snaps) and refills if you are going for the metal snap route.