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Earlier this month I introduced you to my new bag BFF, Caitlyn. Today it’s time to meet another new buddy, the Stitch-along Tote!

As you know, I am a frequent knitter and always have at least one project on the needles. I’m forever experimenting with different types of project bags to tote around my knit-in-progress. Enter my newly released fabric collection, Stitch, which is inspired by needlework, and I knew a needlework bag pattern was soon to follow.

When I got to work designing the Stitch-along Tote, I surveyed several of my knitting buddies (Susan and Laura and Heather, to name a few!). We decided that it should be a simple bag that stands on its own (check!), opens wide (done!), and has straps that stay out of the way (you got it!). There should be some large interior pockets, but not too many (I know, right?).

The base of the tote is a nice big rectangle that is stabilized and sits flat. The body of the bag is beefed up with a layer of cotton batting. The top of the bag folds down into a cuff, allowing wide open access to your yarn, tools, instructions and chocolate. When you’re ready to dash, flip up the cuff, snap the magnetic snap and throw the straps over your shoulder.

Instructions include a large and small size, depending on your needlework needs. Working on socks or embroidery? The small Stitch-along would be prefect! The bags shown are made up in my very own Stitch organic cotton prints. Yay!

The Stitch-along Tote pattern is now shipping to shops and distributors nationwide and beyond! If you’d like to grab your own in PDF format, they are now available in my etsy shop!

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  • Laura

    Love what your did with all our advice! Perfecto!!!!!! Now if I could just detach myself from my knitting needles to make one!

  • Tina

    LOVE IT! Awesome tote, I’ll check it out!!!

  • SewDivaDiane

    We just got your Stitch fabric in the shop where I work. Gorgeous! While cutting fat quarters and half yards I cut some for myself!

  • Tamara @ Collage Ideas

    I believe you have made the perfect bag! I especially like the wide bottom so it stands on its own. I have many craft bags but none of them stand alone.

  • Ulla's Quilt World

    Hi! Greetings from Finland! The bags are so lovely! I love the colors. It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world! http://www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla

  • Pieces to Love

    The bags are super cute!

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