One of my favorite sewing patterns has become Amy Butler’s Spice Market Tote. This pattern is simple, yet impressive particularly because Ms. Butler has you double up on the interfacing to give your bag a more professional look. And, you’ve go the option to make this bag in the small or large size. Or both!
I chose to make the smaller size and adjusted the fabric requirements so I could use my lining fabric for my exterior straps (in lieu of using the exterior fabric for my straps). Birch Fabrics’ Woodland Party fabric, from their Circa 52 collection, has been begging me to make something with it. Those little foxes can be quite pushy! A neutral print from Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo fabric collection complemented Woodland Party perfectly.
While I didn’t have myself a “woodland party” when my bag was all finished, I did enjoy using my new Spice Market Tote for a wine and cheese picnic on the beach. (: Hey, a party’s a party! First, I stopped at Gleeson’s to grab a crisp bottle of white wine and then Seaside Cheese Company for some snacks before heading down to Cape May Point at sunset. So, instead of foxes and owls pestering us for our bread and cheese, we got to watch dolphins in the water instead.
Amy Butler’s Spice Market Tote sewing pattern, fabric, interfacing, and all the other notions you’ll need are available for purchase in the Home Made shop.