What’s this? a Pepin Tote? It is!!! Earlier this year the Spring issue of Making Magazine/No. 9 – Simple came out and I had contributed a new pattern – the Pepin Tote. It has to be right up there as one of my favorite basics. So much potential to showcase all kind of fabrics and even highlight a favorite on the front pocket! In just over a month I’ll be able to release it as a stand alone pattern in my shop (so not quite yet, but I just couldn’t wait to share this sample), so excited! I’ve loved using my version that I made years ago, so I’ll be so happy to share it with you! I’ll keep you updated here for when it’ll be available!
My Pepin Tote
I had cut out this rust colored waxed canvas (from Fabric Funhouse) months ago and it’s been waiting for me to finally sew it. So I committed to the lining fabric (I had so many picked out it was hard to choose) and sewed it up! Can’t go wrong with a stripe! This Ticking Stripe (in indigo) that I ordered from Fancy Tiger Crafts is one of my favorites. I also used my Rustic leather handles from my shop (it’s a new color I added a few months ago, but one I’ve been using for personal projects for years).
I’m excited that this pattern will be releasing before the gift sewing season, yes, I can’t believe it’s coming up so quickly! I’m planning on doing a newsletter style sew-along with this pattern. A first for me, but I think it’ll be really fun to put together. Plus I love the community aspect of a sew-along, and I think gathering together to create is so important.
If you’d like to sign up for the sew-along, I’ll be adding a sign-up link below. Don’t worry, this will only add you to the sew-along email group, but I promise it’ll be fun!
I don’t have firm dates set yet, but would like to get things started in November for plenty of time to complete the tote (or a bunch!) before Christmas.