A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be a tester for Anna Graham's new pattern-- the Super Tote!
I love all of Anna's patterns. They're always well-written and have unique details. The Super Tote pattern is no exception. This bag has a curved gusset, elasticized inner pockets, side pleats, and a recessed zipper.
I ordered a fabulous Anna Maria Horner linen print for the main fabric of the bag. Then I shopped my stash. The gusset and handles are Essex Yarn Dye Linen in black, the accent panels are Alexander Henry's Heath in black, the lining is Momo Freebird Ovals in blue , and the inside pockets are Anna Maria Horner's Shattered in punch.
The pattern came together very smoothly, even in its testing stages. Anna did something new this time around-- she created illustrations for the instructions, as opposed to using photographs. These diagrams make every step very clear.
My Super Tote had its first outing last night when we went to watch Avery in our citywide 6th grade band concert. I knew we would be at the arena for a few hours, so I loaded the bag up-- in addition to everything you see here, it also held snacks, a blanket, and my purse! It was comfortable to carry and opened really wide when we needed to dig in to get supplies. A+ for usability AND looks!
The Super Tote pattern is available to purchase now through Anna's pattern shop at Noodlehead. If you need a big bag for summer, trust me-- this is exactly the pattern you need.