Introducing the Nest Egg–my newest pattern and
contribution to the Road Trip Pattern Club. (UPDATE: Pattern now available here.)
I had a lot of fun putting this project together! It all started with a desire for a cross-body-style bag that could be used not only for a purse, but also for carrying some sewing necessities. (I’m planning to make at least one for each purpose!)
I liked the idea of a super round shape that could open up flat, so there’s a zipper that runs around the entire side and then a hinge at the bottom to hold it all together.
Inside, I played around with a couple different ways to hold some things. On one side are some elastic bands, and then on the other are two big pockets.
It’s very canteen-esque, which I like, but I couldn’t seem to work that aspect into the name. So I went with calling it the Nest Egg, the name of a local road and a name that I just kind of liked for this project.
Fabrics used were some Botanics on the outside, inside pocket and hinge. I also used two of my favorite new Konas in the lining (Pickle–it’s amazing!) and Limestone on the strap and handle.
Other fabric variations are definitely planned and in the works.
It’s been a lot of fun being a part of this pattern club!
Pattern: Nest Egg Tote
Carolyn this little bag is adorable! I love the shape and the long strap.
Thanks so much, Jessica! I’m so pleased that you like it.
Sarah @ Stitching and Bacon says
This pattern is awesome! I can’t wait to sew it up and have a sweet little bag.
Josée Carrier says
I love your bag. Great design and it looks so pretty in your fabrics.
Thanks so much, Josee!
Jess Stewart says
I love this so much! Can I purchase a pattern somehow?!
Thanks so much, Jess! It looks like the Fat Quarter Shop has some posted http://www.fatquartershop.com/nest-egg-tote-sewing-pattern 🙂