Via the magic of technology, whilst you are reading this, dear hubby and I will be gadding about that there London, as our anniversary treat!
So in honour of the big day, I made myself a For Pleat's Sake Tote. I am not the only one to have fallen for this free pattern, and by all accounts not the only one to have fallen foul of the dreaded pleats!
A word to the wise... when you make the two marks for each pleat, do not fold and match the marks together; they indicate where the fabric folds.
So here's my bag...
Lush Uptown paired with some Random Pencil Check in linen (good brown!). I got my handles from Bag Clasps - super fast, and added a magnetic snap for a bit of mental security.
I stitched the handles in matching dark brown thread, which may, or may not have looked better on the inside if I had gone lighter, but I prefer the thread-less look on the outside, so be it...
It's a great size; big enough for all my usual gubbins and a bit of extra rummage room; and so quick to make, after that first set of pleats!
So love you and leave you, I expect I have shopping to do!