Hello there! Today I’m sharing this floral Pepin Tote, but before I get to that can I just say that gosh, blogging seems to be increasingly different as time goes on! I love the practice of it and being able to share with you in this way. I hope you still enjoy reading blog posts even if commenting isn’t as fun as it is on social media.
Well, since launching both the Sandhill Sling and Pepin Tote patterns, my family and I have been working full-time packing up orders. It’s been so great, especially that my oldest daughter is at the perfect age to help with packing! She’s very interested in being independent and having her own money, so it’s a win-win for both of us. I’m also excited about things coming up, ESPECIALLY my next fabric collection, Quarry Trail is coming to shops VERY SOON! Yes, ALL CAPS!!!! because I cannot wait to start sharing the projects I made using Quarry Trail! I hope you’ll love sewing with it, too!
For now though, I’m sharing my most recent (well, there’s been a handful, but I’ll start here) Pepin Tote finish! I’ve been busy hosting the sew-along for the Pepin Tote and it’s been so fun! I’ve been posting weekly videos of the full walkthrough of each step. We still have a couple weeks left, and I link back to previous newsletters, so if you’d like to join in, you can sign up here.
For those of you who’ve joined in the sew-along, you’ll recognize this one! I had so much fun sewing it up! Here’s a little backstory, I had to rip off the snap on the front pocket three times during filming because I kept forgetting to mention specific things. ahhhh! I use a needle nose pliers to basically crumple the snap into a super small size so that it can be removed. Lucky for me, editing out those parts is easy, but man, what a learning experience! So you can’t really tell, but I did do a little bit damage to the fabric. I mean, three times IS a bit much! Once is usually totally fine! But that just means I get to keep the tote for myself. yay!
Pattern: Pepin Tote
Fabrics: Strawberry Fields cotton canvas by Rifle Paper Co. (I picked up mine at Stitch Supply Co.) and the lining is from the Balboa collection by Erin Dollar (Cotton & Flax) for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (I’ve been holding on to that fabric so long – love it so much!)
This version features a snap on the front pocket (optional), a magnetic snap (again, optional!), as well as cotton webbing for the straps (don’t forget you’ll need to order a quantity of two (2) from my shop for the 2 yards needed).
Hope you are all staying well!