I am so so excited to share this with you guys here! I was super fortunate to design this pattern for Carolyn Friedlander for her new line of patterns in her Slow Sewing Studio! I could not have been more excited when she first contacted me.
We worked together from the first sketches to the finished tote. She had asked me to come up with something that would hold some hand sewing supplies and let me run free from there. I wanted something that could sit on the arm of a couch, yet still be able to move around from place to place as you worked on your project.
It was so awesome being able to work with Carolyn. She turned my design into an awesome pattern so please check with your local (or favorite online) shops to see if they carry it! (Here's a list of retailers, too)
I think it has just enough details to make your personality really shine through. Even a great gift to make for a creative friend. It would be so cute loaded up with the pincushion (instructions include a pincushion that fits perfectly inside), some thread and needles and maybe a little stack of fabric or small scissors. And don't forget the little side pockets! They quite perfectly hold a measuring tape (or whatever else).
The lining is quite special, it's divided into 3 sections, yep, 3! It was totally mind bending for me to try and figure out how to construct it. I spend many a night awake thinking up different ways to put it together. Almost gave up, thankfully with Carolyn's encouragement I finally pushed through and figured it out.
So a huge thank you to Carolyn!
Pattern: Social Tote (designed by moi, perfected by Carolyn!) For a list of retailers, see HERE!
Exterior - Essex Yarn Dyed in Black
Type by Julia Rothman
Lining - Type by Julia Rothman, binding tape fabric is by Cosmo Cricket (Tailor Made collection) and detailing on handles is Architextures