The Sunset Beach Tote is named for our favorite beach. With a long haul across the dunes, we need to be able to carry it all. The testers loved it and were using theirs right away. As always, lots of beautiful makes. Check them out and get inspired!
Our second pattern, The Cici Tote Bag is a structured bag made with home decor fabrics and vinyl accents, stabilized with Peltex. I chose to make mine from linen and used foam. I learned some things along the way and hope to save bagmakers the same frustration I experienced.
Rolled handles on a bag add an upscale look but can seem complicated to construct. Actual rolled handles are made with tubing or cotton cording. But you can get the same look simply by following this tutorial.