I absolutely love when I find a pattern that jumps out and yells SEW ME! The Trapezoid Tote by Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction is one of those patterns. As soon as I saw this great bag I knew I had to sew one up.
The Trapezoid Tote is a pdf pattern. It's a bit tricky to put together but take your time and you will finish with a one-of-a-kind amazing tote. Amy walks you through the steps with pictures and detailed descriptions from start to finish.
There is an option to quilt this bag using woven strips of quilting cotton or if you really want to showcase a cherished print you can choose to do so. The author walks you through sewing strips and quilting to make this unique feature, providing tons of helpful tips along the way.
This pattern is perfect for jelly rolls or Bali pops. I choose to use a bit of up-cycled wool I've been holding onto for way to long. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect project. It's from an old suit jacket and was just enough for this tote. I was able to use the pockets too. I just moved them to a new, centered location. I love when I get fabric from unexpected sources!
It's different from your standard tote. The Trapezoid Tote is deceptively roomy. I think this is an awesome feature. I love over-sized bags. The large side gussets allow it to open wide, really wide, 19" wide! This allows you to fill it with anything you wish. All the while the slim cut of the front and back panels shows off a stylish tote with a hidden secret. If you are planning a trip to market or a shopping spree this tote is a must sew! You'll be able to fit all your treasures in one roomy, super stylish tote. Thanks for hanging out. Rebecca