Multi-Tasker Tote

I logged onto the Anna Maria Horner Rummage Sale (which is over now, but the patterns are here) I was looking for the Socialite Dress pattern, but I couldn't resist getting the Multi-Tasker Tote pattern too. 

I've made my own bags before, but they were usually just basic bags.  The second I start getting clever and add pockets or flair things start going wrong.  So I obviously need a pattern to get me started. 

(Giant bag with ukelele for scale, and that ukelele would totally fit inside the tote should I ever need to bring it to music lessons)

This bag is huge, like way bigger than I thought it would be, but it ended up perfect.  On it's inaugural run, I managed to stuff my giant Form and Fabric knitting pouch, camera, toddler quilt, and a library copy of Game of Thrones.  That's a whole lot of stuff, and I still had room to spare in all the outer pockets. 

Oh, the pockets.  There's four on the outside that are kind of crazy shaped.  I got all nervous to sew them, but the instructions were awesome and made me feel a little badass when they turned out right.  There's another pocket inside that I sewed down the middle to split into two. 

(Love that tracing the pattern just looks like a horrible Matchbox traffic accident)

I think the next time I use this pattern (which will be as soon as I get to the store for more interfacing) I'll try to scale down the pattern and make more of an around town purse.  That's simple enough to do with a trip to the Staples' Copy Center.

(These Amy Butler prints would be kind of awesome)

I may also try to get more grownup fabric.  The birds and chevrons are from Cloud 9 fabrics at Joann's, and they're so cute, but might be just a little too diaper bag-esque.   Still, wicked cute and I'm pretty happy about how it turned out. 

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