I made this fun Texture Magic Tote today. So easy.
I will be teaching this as a class, and the store requested a sample. The class will be held in February, and they provided fabric that they felt would get us in the mood for spring.
Both are Holly Holderman fabrics from LakeHouse: The Circle line is on the bottom, and Butterfly Breeze is on the top. The lining inside is Hydrangea Blossom.
The pattern is Texture Magic Totes by Annie Unrein. One of the things I love about Annie's patterns is she provides pictures with each set of instructions. For those of us who are visual learners, the pictures often make more sense than words when following a pattern.
This is a tote that can easily be made in 3 hours. It's great to teach for a class because it's good for beginners, and the students can go home with a completed project.
Plus it's a great way to show how to use Texture Magic. For the stitching I used Superior Threads MasterPiece, and followed the lines of the stripes.
The drawstring is grosgrain ribbon, with wooden balls that can be found at most home decor stores. I found my supplies at JoAnns.