I always appreciate a fun and quick project – so in steps the mini Hillside Tote! I love this pattern for its simplicity. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase Around the Bend – in this Hillside Tote!
Always a favorite
My favorite part is that you can feature a favorite print on the exterior pockets and then add a fun splash on the inside, too! It doesn’t take long to sew up or cut, but is just enough to keep your hands busy for a while before moving on to the next step. If you’ve made a hand full of zippered pouches, the Hillside would be a great project to up your skill level!
The Hillside Tote pattern comes in two sizes (you know I can’t resist at least of couple of size options!). This is the mini size, fitting all your basics and few little extras.
To speed things up even more, I did a quick non-adjustable leather strap. I like doing my straps this way – just as my own preference. I know what strap length I like, so it’s quick and easy to make one and not have to worry too much about more hardware or steps. That’s one reason I love sewing so much – that you can make it however you want!!! Yay for that!
- Pattern: Hillside Tote (this one is a mini — the regular size is just a bit larger)
- Fabric: pockets are my Coreopsis print from Around the Bend (my new fabric collection with Robert Kaufman Fabrics), solid is Big Sur Canvas in Dark Brown, lining is the abstract print in Silver
- Zipper and hardware kits available in my shop, along with leather zipper pulls and metal snaps
- Leather strap is Rustic 1″-wide strap from my shop
Just for fun, here are a few more Hillside totes I’ve made in the past:
Looks like I need to make a few more just for fun!
Also, a huge thank you to my daughter for her modeling!!!