Designing a pattern is so very rewarding, from the beginning of the process where your design is just a concept in your mind, to the first actual product, to writing the instructions, and of course to the testing. I couldn't have asked for a better group of testers. These wonderful ladies each made a tote following my pattern rough draft and then offered their suggestions, which helped me to take the pattern and really make it the best!
With this pattern, you can make a market tote or a lunch tote. The pattern calls for insulated interfacing, but if you don't want to bother with insulation, you can substitute fusible fleece. An optional magnetic flap can be added if you are concerned about keeping your goodies concealed.
Included in the pattern are pattern pieces and a cutting chart so you can use whichever you prefer. Also included are clear photographs with step-by-step instructions.
Personally the lunch tote is my favorite size. It is tall enough to keep all of your lunch goodies tucked safely inside and keep them cool until you are ready to eat them.
The market tote is the perfect size for carrying cold items home from the grocery story. Or for bringing home fresh veggies from your local farmer's market.
This is a PDF sewing pattern. You will not receive an actual product, but you will receive a digital file with patterns and step-by-step instructions to make your own lunch or market tote.
I have several free sewing tutorials and patterns, don't forget to check them out as well!