Anna has just realeased her new bag pattern Sidekick Tote, and it is a beauty. I had some daisy canvas bought for bag making a while back so I set to work. I made the small size. Anna's instructions are always a joy to follow, clearly set out, lots of photographs and full of hints for tricky areas like zippers. I haven't sewn an inset zipper like this before and I found this easier than putting a zip in a wallet or pouch
I haven't sewn an inset zipper like this before and I found this easier than putting a zip in a wallet or pouch. The end extends past the opening like her Open Wide Zipper Pouch so there are no lumpy bits to fit into the seam. The pocket is easy to make and is the perfect size to have your phone readily to hand. For the lining I used Essex yarn dyed linen, available at Eternal Maker and Justine is also planning to stock it in her newly acquired shop, Simply Solids. The tape measure print is Japanese linen from Etsy a while ago and the red polka is poplin from a local shop. I used webbing for the strap.
Bag in action with feathery Tova (shamelessly inspired by Angela).
Anna's pattern is on sale here.