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Rain Walk Zip Top Totes

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

These two Zip Top Totes were the first bags I made using my fabric, Rain Walk. I knew way before I even got my fabric that I would be making two of these totes. They simply had to be together! Rain Walk includes 6 canvas prints which makes me sooo happy! I recommend using canvas for almost all bag patterns, it’s my opinion, but I feel that it’s so much more durable than quilting cotton. Of course there are always exceptions. I’m just happy to be able to offer a few canvas prints that I hope you’ll love.

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

The Zip Top Tote is a pattern from my book. It features leather handles, a zippered top to keep all your belongings secure, a zippered interior pocket and 2 hidden exterior pockets. This tote is actually one of the first projects I made when designing for my book. It felt like the perfect starting point – a bag!

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

I’m excited to use one of these bags for myself, it’s always hard for me to ‘claim’ bags for me. Most of the time I wait quite a while to make sure I wouldn’t rather give it to a friend or family member. Obviously, I can make myself something when I feel the need, so it’s usually easier for me to give it as a gift or save it as a sample.

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

Pattern: Zip Top Tote (from my book Handmade Style)
Fabrics: Rain Walk in Ripple (green and gray),
linings are Rain Walk in Sprinkle (green) and Drift (blue)
Zippers: Coats & Clark
Leather Handles: in my shop

Zip Top Tote, pattern from Handmade Style by Anna Graham

16 thoughts on “Rain Walk Zip Top Totes

  1. Marta S. says:

    Just bought some of the canvas (blue swell) to make curtains and it’s really really lovely!

  2. Shannon says:

    Love these! I can’t wait to make one as well!

  3. Norma says:

    They are beautiful! It must feel wonderful to carry the bag done with your design and your fabric!’

  4. Dahlia says:

    These are great! I’m digging the yellow combo! Beautiful work 🙂

  5. Monica says:

    Ooh! Yay! I have your fabric and book and am super excited to make one! Where do you source your leather handles?

  6. Simply beautiful combo!

  7. Patricia says:

    Anna, you have always been so generous with allowing others to sell items made from your patterns at a small scale. Thank you. I am wondering if this applies to items made from your new book as well?
    ps. I am working on a Supertote for myself made with Cotton and Steele Mesa Tile in Teal and copper colored suede. No way I’m gifting or selling this one!

  8. Carla says:

    I must get this book! Every time I see a project from it, it’s LOVE at first sight ; )

  9. Cindy says:

    Beautiful totes, Anna!! Love them both!:)

  10. Linda says:

    Anna- I just love your book and new fabric line. I’ve ordered a yard of each canvas and can’t wait for it to come. I did have one question about zip top tote. The exterior contrast top of bag fabric – is that a linen fabric? Would essex linen work or could you recommend something heavier? I hate to copy but yours is so perfect. Thank you ahead of time.

  11. Melanie says:

    What is the grey fabric used for the top portion of the tote? I love this bag just as it is and would love to find it.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks for the comment, it’s the reverse side of some denim I picked up at my local Hancock fabrics. 🙂

  12. susan hagan says:

    In your book, the interior fabric looks like tree bark. Can you tell me what it is? I would like to find it.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Susan!
      You’re in luck, it was reprinted recently! It’s by Joel Dewberry wood grain: http://www.freespiritfabrics.com/coatsb2b/en/Collection/True-Colors/Joel-Dewberry—True-Colors—Wood-Grain/p/PWTC008.GRAYX

  13. anne lambert says:

    Is this bag pattern please available as a PDF, rather than the book?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Anne, the Zip Top Tote will only be available in my book. Check it out at your local library if you’re not interested in purchasing the book. 🙂

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