These Wool + Wax Totes in Riverbend might just be the gift that keeps on giving this year.
When I found out that Riverbend was going to be able to be printed on Big Sur Canvas it was game on. If you’re a seasoned bag maker, you probably already know that canvas makes such a sturdy bag and even saves you some time and interfacing!
If you’re new to bag making, I hope you give Big Sur Canvas a try. It comes in so many great solids (51)! And now you can also find my designs overprinted on it as well! Exciting!!!
My Wool + Wax Tote pattern was top of the list when it came to picking out things to sew for the collection. They’re quick and easy and perfect for gifting! I never feel bad having a few of these hanging around for those last minute gifts. Everyone needs a basic tote! For real.
Riverbend Big Sur is made up of 8 of my designs, and it’s pretty easy to pair them with the Riverbend Essex for the linings. I made three out of the various prints, paired with a few solids for the bases. But there are so many possibilities to try!
Here are a few other Wool + Wax totes I’ve made:
- Framework Canvas Wool + Wax Tote
- Stamped Wool + Wax Tote and pouch
- Mustard Wool + Wax Tote
- Wool + Wax Tote PDF Pattern is here!
- Pattern: Wool + Wax Tote PDF pattern (or purchase my Everyday Essentials booklet, which includes the Wool + Wax pattern, plus two other fun projects!)
- Fabrics: Riverbend Big Sur Canvas for the exteriors and Riverbend Essex for the linings, plus for the contrast bottoms:
- Interfacings: I used Emmaline Bags medium weight fusible woven interfacing for one of these totes just to try out the options, for the other two I used my go-to Pellon SF101 fusible woven as well! Both work great in my opinion!
- Handles: Leather handles (you’ll want the 28″ set) or the (1″-wide) cotton webbing in lots of great colors!
- Optional magnetic closures available in my shop, and here’s my full tutorial on how to install them!
*Riverbend has been arriving in shops! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Riverbend” or “Riverbend Robert Kaufman” and check out the #RiverBendFabric hashtag on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you make!!!!