Hi all! I have a wee bit of an exciting post for you today! You may have noticed the other week or so that I shared a glimpse of a new pattern just released in a popular Australian quilting magazine… If not, please say hello to the Classic Market Tote!
The Classic Market Tote is the third pattern in the Andrie Designs Classic Collection – a collection of patterns designed to be simple and quick to construct, yet effective and classic in design.
This simple yet eyecatching tote bag features two outer slip pockets, a generously sized main compartment complete with a key hook, and an inner zipper pocket. It also includes a simple magnetic snap closure, gorgeous O-rings, and straightforward construction techniques.
To be approached and featured in any magazine is a huge honour, let alone for one as well established and well known as Quilters Companion!
You may remember my contribution to their March 2017 issue which you can find here, where I revealed the Creative’s Tote (click here to find out more about the Creative’s Tote!). To be asked to contribute once, is amazing, but to be asked AGAIN is well…. I can’t really put into words how exciting it is!!
The Classic Market Tote is a simple, yet eye-catching, tote bag that takes very little time to construct and yet can serve a multitude of purposes! As well as being a great tote for trips to the local market, it also serves as a great everyday bag for those who need to carry everything but the kitchen sink with them!
On my travels to Precious Time Fabric and Quilts the other weekend (click here to read the blog post about that), I used a Classic Market Tote for the entire weekend and absolutely loved how I could fit everything I needed for my classes, as well as my drink bottle, cardigan, wallet etc etc.
As well as both inner and outer pockets, this design also includes a key hook attached to the lining so that after a full days shopping, with a bag loaded to the brim with purchases, it’s still quick and easy to find the car keys and hit the road (because who really enjoys digging around the bottom of their bag for their keys right?!).
The July 2018 issue of Quilters Companion is available for purchase NOW from all good craft stores and newsagents here in Australia, OR you can purchase a digital copy from Zinio or Apple Newsstand! Hip hip hooray!
As always, the Classic Market Tote will be released to the general public as a stand alone pattern in the near future so keep an eye on the website and newsletter to find out exactly when that will be!
Until next time, happy shopping!