Today the new issue of Making: FAUNA is available! I’m excited to be a part once again. In the last issue my Petal Pouches were included (you can now find the pattern for them here) and I’m happy to have this Wool + Wax Tote pattern in the new issue, Fauna.
[The Wool + Wax Tote is now available as a stand-alone PDF pattern here, or as part of a printed booklet of 3 patterns here.]
If you’ve been reading here long enough, you’ll notice this is based on the tote I made earlier this year for my mom’s birthday present. And of course you already know that I love a basic tote! If I go anywhere further than a local trip I always bring a basic tote with me. I like to pack up a sketchbook and my notebook, a bunch of brush pens and pencils, books, magazines, and whatever else to keep me entertained. I like keeping things separate rather than trying to stuff things into my purse. Of course it’s great to use as your main purse as well, just depends what you like!
I loved playing with these materials together. The wool for the main tote was one I purchased from Drygoods Design a while back, the waxed canvas I purchase mainly from AL Frances Textiles, and the leather handles are available in my shop. I really enjoy using these timeless materials that I know will stand the test of time as well as being something that is season-less and can be worn throughout the year. Of course feel free to mix up the materials to your liking, but I do encourage you to try something new perhaps. A nice canvas is always a great option for totes, the black sample is a super sturdy canvas.
I’m excited that I have a few copies of Making for sale in my shop (they’re sold out now, but watch for the next Making issue to arrive!). I don’t have many and last time Making magazine as a whole sold out rather quickly I think! It’s available only in print, so that makes it kind of fun and special, too. Of course there are many other great projects in the magazine as well. There are knitting projects, crafts, embroidery, all from makers that you probably already know. I’m honored to have contributed this small part.