Today I’m showing off this Caravan Tote that I made using Quarry Trail, my newest fabric collection! I couldn’t be happier how this one turned out. I hadn’t sewn a Caravan Tote for a while (here’s my last one), but I love how it comes together in the end.
Yes, this pattern does have quite a few pieces to cut out (although of course some are optional), but if you make a little label for each piece you’ll be surprised how they all come together. My recommendation is to follow along step-by-step and as you get to that piece in the instructions, grab it from your labeled stack and sew.
I also find it really helpful to make a stack of all the exterior pieces and then a different stack of all the lining pieces once I’ve interfaced everything. I’m normally not a super organized sewist, but keeping things separated does really help with bag making.
Anyway, after making this Caravan I’m itching to make another! It would be easy to leave out the divided pocket that’s inside the front zippered pocket, makes it quicker yet! You’ll also notice that I left off the front pocket for this sample!! Again, another time saver. Plus you get to show off the print you’ve used on the main panel. For the next one I’m making it with the reverse (so the print will be along the top (where the denim is) and it’ll be the pocket/flap fabric as well. A totally different look using the same pattern.
My daughter claimed this one once she saw it! I love that! I totally have heart eyes for all the black/white/gray prints from Quarry Trail. You know I love some contrast!
- Pattern: Caravan Tote (without front pocket/flap)
- Fabric: Quarry Trail, denim is an 8 oz. Indigo Denim by Robert Kaufman fabrics. Lining fabrics are Quarry Trail as well!
- Notions are all available in my shop if you need anything:
- Leather Handles (28″ length set)
I think this might be my last regular post for the year, I’ll have my usual year-end wrap up post next week. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday! Thinking of you…