OK….without further delay…..Introducing the Stow It All Tote:
The STOW IT ALL tote is the perfect sized tote for a day out shopping, with plenty of pockets to keep you organised while you shop! This spacious tote features 5 exterior slip pockets, 1 exterior twist lock pocket, a recessed zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets and a pen pocket. Of course the addition of a twist lock, rivets (optional), bag feet, rings and cute hooks on the straps makes this tote look so professional!
Approx. size: 41cm W X 31cm H X 11.5cm D. (16″ W X 12″ H x 4½” D.)
Let’s take a look at some really AWESOME testers bags! First cab off the rank was Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio:
Just gotta love these fabrics! Back view:
Awesome recessed zipper:
Room for the kitchen sink?
Next up we have Robin of Robin’s Fabric Nest:
Awesome job on the recessed zipper!
I love the punch of red inside!
Marilyn of Shades Of Bold:
Marilyn used a prequilted fabric and isn’t it just gorgeous? (I wouldn’t have known it was prequilted if she didn’t confess! LOL)
Next up is Trish’s very vibrant Stow It All Tote! Don’t you just love these goegeous fresh colours?
MAN this interior is just GORGEOUS!
Next up we have Kay’s Stow It All tote. Can you believe Kay is a beginner bag maker? What a fabulous job and Kay’s fabric choices are awesome too!
What a gorgeous interior!
Next up we have Lorena Rey of My Way Of….
I really love Lorena’s fabric choices and the interior is just gorgeous!
Here’s a shot of the bag feet:
At one point Lorena found a spiderman in her sewing machine ….when she asked her son (4 years old) why he was there, he told her that spiderman is very strong and he can help her! Isn’t that adorable! LOLL
Sue of Dreamscape Studio made this gorgeous version:
Isn’t it great that you can create a really unique tote just by your choices of fabric and placement!
Rachel of Tiger In A Tornado made this gorgeous version….aren’t these butterfly’s COOL? LOL
I love this interior:
…and how gorgeous is this flap embroidery! (Note to myself – MUST start saving for an embroidery machine!)
Next up we have Liz of Moments:
I love this punchy green zipper:
It wouldn’t be Liz’s bag if it didn’t have RED inside! LOL
Last but definitely not least is Maria of Mia Creates. Look closely….I challenge you to find just ONE wonky stitch! LOLLL
Maria chose to divide her back pocket into two instead of the suggested three!
When Maria didn’t have the rings on hand, she came up with her own solution! How nifty, don’t you agree?
I love what Maria did to her gussets!
Maria has a giveaway happening right NOW for some really AWESOME nickle zip ends in a super cute little pouch so be sure to pop accross to Mia Creates and enter for your chance to WIN! 🙂
So there you have it….some really GROOVY Stow It All Totes…..don’t you agree? I would love to run off with them ALL! LOL
Many thanks goes out to my wonderful testers and my proof Reader Rochelle of of esheep designs. Thanks to these fabulous people I feel confident I am bringing you a quality pattern as free of errors as I can possibly make it! 🙂
So are you feeling inspired and ready to sew? …You can find the pattern for the Stow It All Tote in my pattern shop HERE!
Very nice work ladies!
OMG they are all fabulous! I especially love the one with the butterflies and embroidery on the flap. Well worth waiting for the release, they are amazing.
Love, love, loving this bag! Can’t wait to clear my plate and make one of these!
Wow! Tremendous looking bags, everyone… I am always impressed by the great looking fabric that people choose. Some folks just have a knack for picking the right stuff.
Great pattern! So many possibilities! Everyone did a great job. Love the idea of using embroidery and appliqué to personalize the bag.
Love this pattern Chris and all the testers samples. THey are beautiful! Thanks for allowing me to give it a try………..need to go make some more now 🙂
They all look so different but beautiful. Now I can see why you wanted to do the Photography Contest, there aren’t any people in theses photos, although there are some really cool dummies.
Yes I agree Gina…everyone did a fabulous job! 🙂
Yes that flap makes me REALLY wish I had an embroidery machine! 🙂
LOL…better get busy clearing then! 🙂
You are not wrong about how some people have a knack for choosing fabrics…wish I was one of them! LOLLLL
Me too Norma, it really takes it to the next level too! 🙂
Thank you Sue! 🙂
LOLLL Cool dummies just aren’t quite the same as the real deal! LOL!
Good luck with your pattern sales Christine. I always enjoy testing your bags and putting my own touches on them. That’s the beauty of making your own bags because you can tweak them to your own needs, like not dividing the outside pockets so that’s it’s one large pocket or diving the pockets in half or in thirds to use as you prefer. Then there are the fabric choices that can make any bag look different.
Thanks for letting me test, I love this bag and it is a great size! You do need an embroidery machine, it’s better than watching tv for entertainment! LOL!
LOLLLL Do you think if I explain that to hubby he will let me buy one? LOLLLL Thank YOU again for your help Rachel….MUCH appreciated! 🙂
So right Daryl…..you have hit the nail on the head with EXACTLY why I started making my own bags in the first place! 🙂 Thanks again for your help with testing this tote! 🙂
Wow! Loved all of them. Great pattern!
Thanks Judith! 🙂
Loved all of them! I too am saving for an embroidery machine. One of these days.
How does one sign up to be a pattern tester? That sounds awesome!
Thanks Amber….If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will add you to my backup tester list in case something comes up! You can also keep an eye on the blog as sometimes I callout for testers in a blog post! 🙂
I don’t how I missed this earlier. Beautiful totes and a lovely blue point siamese kitty!
Thank you Melva! 🙂
I love this pattern! It is going to make a great laptop bag that I desperately need!!
P.S. Your kitty cat is beautiful also!!
Thanks Karen….and yes…..I think my kitty is beautiful too! 🙂