Hello friends I hope you all are doing well and staying safe during the pandemic. I have been recovering from knee surgery so I haven't been sewing as much as I normally do. While I was recuperating, I took my down time to design and release a bag pattern!The Now You See Me Tote is a 4-in-1 versatile shoulder and tote bag. One bag is clear vinyl for those occasions where a see-through bag is needed for security.
The other bag is a detachable, interchangeable fabric insert that allows for concealment when privacy is needed.
The strap options include shoulder straps on the tote and an adjustable hobo/crossbody strap for the insert and tote.
The clear bag features raw-edge binding that can be made with leather, cork, pleather, leather and Kraft-Tex, like I used in my versions.
Part of the fun is the fact that the insert can be swapped out to change the look of the bag.
Pieced quilt panel
Light colored fabric
For added adaptability, the pattern includes the option for riveted leather straps on the insert.
The pattern is available now in my Etsy store. In addition, I am hosting a giveaway on Instagram. Enter to win a roll of Kraft-Tex, a copy of my pattern and a cut of clear vinyl to complete your bag. While you are there use the #nowyouseemetote hashtag to see the versions made by my testers.
Good Luck and Happy Sewing,