Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More totes, and another pattern GIVEAWAY!

I have two more totes to share with you, both sewn up by my awesome pattern-testing friends! The first tote was made by Meaghan, who I met through blogging and got to hang out with IRL last year when we lived in Seattle!
I think this picture is a good representation as to the size of the tote. It is a great large size without looking huge.

Market Square Tote made by Meaghan at MadeByMeaghan

Meaghan used home dec fabric, which gives the tote a bit of structure. I love the structured look! And that blue accent print reminds me of starfish. Perfect for a trip to the beach. :)

Market Square Tote made by Meaghan at MadeByMeaghan

Michelle also pattern tested for me. I haven't met Michelle IRL, but she's always so sweet when we email back and forth! Maybe some time I'll find myself in her neck of the woods and we'll have a chance to meet up in person. :)
Michelle used a really cute elephant print for her tote exterior. She also chose to fold down the front pocket (which she pieced! how fun!) so that a bit more of the elephant print would show. I love that she added a button where she folded down the pocket!

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

I hadn't thought to use a coordinating print on the sides of the bag, but I really like this look. Michelle showed me three design possibilities that I hadn't even thought of!

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

I also wanted to show off Michelle's interior zip pocket. This was the first time she had done this technique, and it looks great! She also chose to use a traditional magnetic snap for her closure. In the pattern I include detailed instructions for adding a sew-in magnet and some basic instructions for a traditional magnet or velcro.

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

Now hop on over to Michelle's blog where she's giving away a PDF copy of the Market Tote Pattern!


Kristie said...

Such a great tote, Nikki!

Samantha said...

Looks nice and big! I love how the elephant print was used, too.

Pat said...

I like the fabric on both of those bags.

Annabella said...

Lovely totes - so fresh!

Dawn said...

Great totes! Love the elephants! Thanks for sharing.

CityHouseStudio said...

Hi Nikki,
Thanks for featuring my bag!!!
It would be so fun to meet in person some day - we'll have to work on that!