It’s here! The Mic Drop Tote pattern is here! Let me introduce you, and share with you a coupon code in honor of its release.
My goal when designing this pattern was to create a beginner-friendly sewing pattern that was still fun for the experienced sewist. I wanted a simple shape and construction without compromising on style. Based on the feedback my wonderful testers have given me, I have accomplished my goal!
The Mic Drop Tote has just the right amount of interlining to maintain shape without losing the cozy slouchy look of a hobo-style bag.
Let’s talk about a minute about the handle!
Unlike most bag patterns, the handle strap is integrated into the side panel of the bag. Special finishing methods are required when handles are attached this way, and two options are given in this pattern. The first is straight-forward and beginner friendly, but the second, geared towards intermediate sewists, is a magical technique borrowed from the garment sewing world. You will laugh with delight when you see how it works. I know I did. (Check out the video tutorial for the advanced technique!)
Speaking of adventurous, the integrated handle is also a great opportunity for playing with fun trim! Directions for how to apply trim are included in the pattern.
mmm… That piping makes my heart beat faster.
The Mic Drop Tote is designed to be carried snugly under the arm, but I have also included an extended length for those that want it to drop farther from the shoulder.
While only two strap lengths are given in the pattern, the strap could easily be extended to any length desired.
This bag hits the sweet spot for large tote bag without being overwhelming. My testers were happily surprised to find how much it could hold.
It has a gorgeous zippered interior pocket for your cellphone or personal items.
Not to mention, I can easily pack mine with a knitting project, a large water bottle, wallet, and iPad, and its wide strap keeps the load comfortable on my shoulder.
Love it? Head on over to the Sew Fearless Pattern Shop and grab your pattern today!
Don’t forget to use the coupon code “micdrop” to get 20% off your entire purchase from now through Sept 5th, 2015.