After the release of the Ultimate Wallet, I've been getting lots of requests recently for more bag patterns, and more bag patterns suitable for improving sewers to tackle and try out or learn new skills. The Lucy Tote Bag pattern is brought to you with those requests in mind.
Its a stylish tote bag with a few nice touches I think you'll like.
- Zipper top for security
- Inside slip pockets
- Flat base
- Outside zipper pocket
- Nice handles with rectangle rings and tabs
- Great pattern to showcase a really nice fabric print
- Contrast top and lining for a little extra design flair
This one has a lot of techniques that will be familiar to you, but you might also try a few new skills along the way such as adding the zipper pocket to the outside, or adding in the top zipper.
This pattern has been rated as Intermediate by the testing team.
See the Lucy Tote Bag Pattern Testing examples
I wore out the team this month with the testing of the Ultimate Wallet, the Show Some Flare skirt and this Lucy bag! Here are a few examples they created before pattern testing overload got the better of them…
Robin at the Pattern Tester – A striking example in high contrast fabrics. Nice job with those stripes Robin!
Sarah – I love the beachy colors in this one. That turquoise is the color of the sea here and I could see myself carrying this bag to the beach.
Linda – used thick round rings and denim at the top for a very sturdy and hardwearing bag.
Donna – bold use of bright colors and everyone's favorite – polka dots!