Vacation is over and it's back to the business at hand. The good news: I love my job and there is so often something fun and exciting to share with you. Today, I bring you the latest in my Make New or Make Do™ Sewing Pattern line, the Isabella Tote:
The Isabella Tote is a great grab-and-go tote, simply made from a fresh yard of pretty printed fabric (seen above in my organic cotton sateen Indian Summer Floral) or from one standard size pillowcase!
The cool thing about the construction of the Isabella is that when you make it out of a pillow case, it uses the whole pillowcase with virtually no waste. Oh, Isabella, you are one smart girl.
And just for fun, I included instructions for a scaled down version, called the Mini Izzy. It's perfect for use as a handbag or for toting along your latest needlework project.
The Isabella Tote pattern, along with my other Make New or Make Do™ sewing patterns, are available in printed hard copy at several online retailers and will be arriving soon at brick-and-mortar locations around the country. Yippee! I will update my website with stockist information as it becomes available. If you're interested in purchasing a PDF version of this pattern, it can be found in my etsy shop.
Why is this tote called the Isabella? I named it after my niece, who also goes the by nickname Izzy!