… It was worth it, I LOVE the new design and hope you do to.
The outside is a bit more understated than some of my other totes and features a classic pleated front, trimmed with a bit of accent fabric that is a “hint” at what is inside the tote. The accent trim and pleated area is actually a split pocket. Perfect for your cell phone, to-do list, bills to pay, etc. Each pocket measures approximately 7.5 x 7.5.
The inside of the tote features one side with 3 slip pockets. Don’t you love that punch of color? I could have said this tote was “business on the outside, party on the inside” :).
And the bag of the tote … classic linen with accent stitching on each side of the seam.
I will begin to carry the “Classic Everyday” Tote in the shop starting February 1st. It will primarily be a custom order (meaning you get to pick your fabrics) featuring a solid main fabric (in this case linen, my other choice would be a solid Kona Cotton) and 2 accent fabrics (to be selected from FabricSupplies.Etsy.com).
** Note, this was my “trial run” testing my notes to actual sewing. The pleated pocket on the front should wrap all the way to the bottom seam. On this tote you can see the pocket lining (the orange with the swirly vine) on the bottom of the tote. Also, the interior pocket will be made from all linen and feature an accent strip along the bottom (this tote features all three fabrics and is a bit busy for my liking). **
14 inches wide at top
13.5 inches wide at bottom
10.5 inches tall (excluding handles)
4 inches deep
handles – 24 inches total length/11 inch drop (this may be shorter with a cotton vs. linen)
Tote Price ~ $36
If you are interested in pre-ordering this tote and saving 15% please send me a conversation (through Etsy) before February 1st. Pre-orders will be completed first, I will send you an approximate completion date when you contact me.
Depending on the popularity of this style, I may try to create it in a smaller version. Let me know what you think :).