I have some exciting news...I have been busily working on a secret project that is finally able to be shared!
Drum roll please...
I have written a pattern...
For a tote bag - yep I did, and it is pretty awesome :)
It's not just any tote bag though...this is "The Everyday Tote Bag"
This everyday tote has been created using Cotton + Steel fabrics
The Everyday Tote Bag is a great day bag with a large main pocket that has a magnetic snap closure.
The bag also has many pockets to keep everything in their place; it has 2 zip pockets (one large – external – and one small – internal) and a divided slip pocket for your phone or keys.
The finished size of the Everyday Tote Bag measures approximately 11” tall x 13” wide x 3 1/2” deep (28cm x 33cm x 9cm). If you include the drop of the handles, the hight of the bag is 22” tall (56cm).
As this was my 1st pattern, I made sure to get it tested thoroughly. I had many testers, and here are their versions of the Everyday Tote Bag:
Melisa from Melisa Jane, made 2 beautiful versions. Melisa also likes her shoulder straps to be soft, so she added some fusible fleece (1 1/2" x length of strap) to the straps on her versions. (Melisa can also be found on IG)
Danielle from Paisley Avenue, made this beautiful version using Arizona fabrics. Danille can also be found on IG.
Katie made this beautiful everyday tote.
Jacquie from Pebble Lane Studio, made this fun summer version. I love the applique she added to the interior slip pocket! You can also find Jacquie on IG.
Liz from Moments, made this gorgeous version...It traveled with her to her scrapbooking group later that night :) (Pssst....If you keep an eye on Liz's blog there just might be a giveaway happening over there soon!)
And Maria wanted you all to know what she thought of the bag..."I looooove the bag. It's perfect for my needs: not too big, not too small. Also love the method you use to sew the slip pocket, so simple and so fast!"
Simone made her test bag for her son and she turned it into a library bag for him! The cat in the hat is a favourite in this house, so I'm sure he will love it!
Deidre made this beautiful version :) I love the purple!
Merja just finished her bag only moments ago...and isn't it lovely :)
And if you are worried about how much will fit in this bag...don't! My testers have filled their bags to the brim!
If you what to make your own Everyday Tote Bag, you can purchase the pattern from my shop, Etsy or Craftsy.
I can't wait to see all your bags made with my pattern very soon!