I am super excited to be releasing the first colaboration for Pattern Fantastique and Blogless Anna
Anna and I had met via the inter-webs and quickly became friends with a shared obsession of stitching and tasty textiles.
Anna designed and developed the Genoa Tote and asked me to draft it up so she could have a hard copy to teach classes with.
I could see the Genoa was a winner and proposed we turn it in to a sized, commercial pattern with full instructions, for all you all. After some toil edits, testing, re-edits, we now have an already very popular, easy to sew and pretty gorgeous bag.The Genoa Tote exterior has a super clean appeal. Perfect for plains or big scale prints. The handle come in long and short lengths and narrow or wide widths. Are you a shoulder or elbow nook carrier?
The Genoa Tote, body is also sized S, M, L.
My favourite is a large with a short wide handle. My laptop snuggles perfectly to the medium and I have two littler people eyeing off the smalls.
With the instructions Anna has gone all out. We really wanted the Genoa to be accessible for beginner level stitchers. Maybe even a gateway pattern for a life long sewing habit. The steps are laid out very clearly and have a combo of photographs and illustrations to guide you. Perfect for beginners or re-charging your making mojo.
With a quick construction, universal appeal and the Genoa Tote could have the approaching gift giving season sorted.
That bag looks great! Would be a wonderful holiday gift for all my teacher friends. Do you have any vendors that you recommend for the leather straps?
Awesome – just what I was looking for. Any ideas on how to/best way to insert a rigid base to keep the base absolutely flat?