I'm sharing the bag I made for April's #letssewthistogether. If you know me, you know it's extremely rare for me to buy paper patterns. It is easy to make an exception for bags or other one-size items though!
I had received an incredible upholstery remnant from Erin, The Machine (@vinthillknits) and I knew instantly it would make a lovely bag.
I chose the Caravan Tote pattern by Noodlehead after drooling over a sample at Sew To Speak.
While things started out a bit rocky...
It came together rather nicely!
My favorite feature of the Caravan Tote is the large outer zippered pocket. It's designed with storing needles in mind. I chose to stitch a few larger slip pocket sections since I don't knit.
The rivets at the base of the shoulder straps were an ad lib. A little extra bling never hurt anyone, no?
Since the outside is all shades of greige, I love the pops of bright pink in the lining fabrics (Cotton and Steel).
All in all, I'm happy with this tote and would definitely sew this pattern again.