Friday, March 14, 2014

Napa Valley Picnic Tote- Just Right for Summer Picnics

I'm happy to announce that my new pattern is finally finished!  This one took awhile to design because I kept changing my mind.  I am quite happy with the results and hope that you will like it.

I call it the Napa Valley Picnic Tote because it has adjustable end pockets that can hold wine or water bottles.  As you can see it also has outside side pockets to hold plates, napkins, flatware, etc.  

The tote is insulated with Insul-Bright batting which is a great product for insulating bags, oven mitts or anything that you want to keep warm or cold.  The inside of the bag is lined with Ripstop nylon so if your dip leaks, it can be wiped clean.  I also included directions for making a 40"x 40" tablecloth so your picnic can be classy.  

The bag is roomy, 17"x 13", so you can haul quite a feast.  After showing it to some sewing friends, it was suggested that this would also make a great diaper bag or even a beach bag because the wipe out lining would keep those damp bathing suits in check!

If you are a bit intimidated, thinking that this looks like a complicated pattern, don't worry!  Each piece, the sides, ends, and zipper unit, are made flat so it goes together quite simply.  

Wouldn't this be great for an outdoor concert, play or movie this summer?


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