Pattern Launch : Genoa Tote
The tote was designed with denim in mind, but it can be sewn out of any medium to heavy weight material. The heavier the material, the more the bag will hold it’s shape. And remember, you can always interface your fabric to give it more structure. For example, I block fused medium-weight interfacing to the outer bag pieces on the small red wool/nylon blend tote below.
The Genoa Tote comes three sizes – small, medium and large – making it a bag for almost every occasion.
The leather straps come in two widths and two lengths and can be mixed and matched with any size tote. For example, the wide shorter straps lend themselves to the large tote and the narrow shorter straps are perfect on a small tote for the younger generation.
The Genoa Tote is fully lined, features a zipped pouch and clip for you keys. The fabric combinations are endless!
The leather straps are attached with double capped rivets creating beauty, strength and longevity. If it’s the first time you’ve worked with leather, the detailed step-by-step instructions will hold your hand every step of the way.
The Genoa Tote is now available as a PDF pattern (with both A4 & A0 files) in Pattern Fantastique’s online shop. Leather handles kits and printed pattern will be available in October (when I’m home from a family holiday!).