Happy Friday everyone! I’m so excited to introduce you to my new pattern, the Pepin Tote.
I designed this beautifully simple tote that works for whatever you need. Honestly, if I had to choose one bag to always have on hand, it would be a simple tote like this. They’re quick to sew and are endlessly useful. I have a similar tote that I made myself many years ago that has been my go-to ever since! It goes with me to and from work, on car trips, and anywhere I travel when I need to stash a notebook and extra items that I don’t typically carry with me on a day-to-day basis.
I’d love to see what you come up with. I think the front pocket is such a gem in that it would be perfect for adding a patchwork block to the center or even doing some screen printing or cross stitching or embroidery on! I can already tell that it’s going to be a fun one for you to put your own creative spin on! Optional add-ons for this project are also a fun way of kicking things up a notch. Included in the instructions are a few fun additions. I love a good snap, so the front pocket is a perfect spot for one. And the lining can be made using a magnetic snap for the closure, although if you don’t have one on hand or won’t use it, it’s easy to leave without as well. Or! I added instructions for a recessed zipper closure, too! I adore that about sewing, make it how you wish – however it suits you. And keep it as simple as you’d like, some of my favorite sewn items are the simplest.
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Here are some of the Pepin Tote’s features:
- front pocket (great for adding custom details or featuring a favorite fabric)
- divided interior pocket
- magnetic snap top closure (optional)
- recessed zipper closure (optional)
- snap closure for front pocket (optional) or get creative here!!! a turn lock or a Loxx closure that I have on my tan sample (I can add some to the shop if you’re interested! just leave a comment below) would be fun, too!
- so many possibilities!
Pattern: Pepin Tote Pattern
Fabrics: featuring waxed canvas (Tan and gray/green samples are both from AL Frances Textiles on Etsy, Rust sample is from Fabric Funhouse), and cotton canvas by Rifle Paper Co. (purchased from Stitch Supply Co.) with Carolina Gingham lining.
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