painting, sewing, etc, from a 1970's flat in North London
Pleated Tote (level: intermediate)
The Long Thread’s pleated tote is one of my favourite bag patterns – a few changes from a basic tote bag pattern create a big impact. I do mostly hand-sewing, and can finish one of these in a few hours, so with a machine, it would be even quicker. It can be made without the fusible fleece, for a more boho floppy look.
These make fab Christmas presents – make one, and then fill it up with little goodies, like warm socks, books, biscuits, chocolates, a bottle of something, a gift card, or some lush soaps!
Below are several variations I’ve made on the basic pattern.
I want to make another soon with some big buttons or a rosette or something!