Recently finished testing the pattern for the Kate - Carry All Tote by Moments Designs. This is a giant tote designed for carrying to the beach, exercise classes, shopping trips, day trips, all the kid's stuff for a picnic or car trip and more!! She finishes to 14" high x 24" wide x 5" deep with and 11" handle drop. The pattern is designed primarily for faux leather and waterproof fabrics but includes directions for cottons and home decorator fabrics also. I live in the desert, so chose to make my version out of a vintage canvas type fabric with a cotton lining. My vintage canvas stripe reminded of beach awnings and umbrellas, so I can travel to the beach mentally.
The pattern can be gotten here.
Kate has some unusual features like only one side seam which means you are working with a big piece of fabric before you do that final side seam. It also has directions for piecing with four different faux leathers or fabrics which gives it a dramatic look. It is designed for the intermediate sewer.
|Front showing hidden slip pocket|
|Inside showing zipper pocket with a hidden slip pocket, key fob, and more slip pockets|
This is a well organized large tote as you can see from the interior photo above. I used a bright vintage cotton for my interior. I didn't want the interior to feel left out by bright exterior stripes.
As with all of Liz's Moments Designs pattern, this one is clearly written with lots of tips and illustrations for every step in the process. I always love working with Liz because she is great fun and very competent!! If you need a large tote, this one is great and is a relatively quick sew!
Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings! Judith