Animal Crossing Maker's Tote

Friday, August 13, 2021

As I mentionted in my July monthly report, I made a Maker's Tote for my brother's birthday last month! I wanted to share it with you all today. I didn't take a ton of photos of it, but that's okay. The Maker's Tote Pattern is by my friend Anna Graham. This is the third time I've made it, and I just love how they turn out! Here are my first two: Sheep Maker's Tote and Corduroy Maker's Tote. My brother recently got a nintendo switch, so I wanted to make a bag for him to carry it in when traveling. I had a feeling the small size of this tote would be a good fit, and it is! I happened to have some animal crossing fabric that was given to me by my friend Amanda. That was the starting point for the bag!

From there I chose some basics to coordinate. I didn't want anything to take away from the main print. I used some blue-ish Essex Linen for the binding and handles (not sure which color!), and this cute black and white blender for the side panels.

The lining and pockets came together from one of my prints from Dreamin' Vintage and this blue fish fabric that was in my "in between bin". I keep a bin with fabrics I don't know what to do with. Usually they are fabrics that I've had for a long time and either way to use up or pass on to a friend. I left both exterior pockets off of this bag because I was short on time.

Overall I think it turned out pretty cute! I was rushing to finish it and I accidently sewed the handles a bit farther apart than I should of, but that's okay. Still works! I handstitched the binding down in the car ride home and was able to give it to my brother in person! Hooray for a successful handmade gift!

You can find the pattern in Anna's online shop here: Maker's Tote Pattern

Happy Sewing!


  1. What a lovely gift - love that fabric and pattern.

  2. I love this pattern and cannot wait to make one of my own. And I also love this fabric!

  3. Love pattern for triangle quilt. I order RMPN 156342 BUT something went wrong with aol I forgot password. Can it be sent to or mailed.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Paulette--No problem, I've emailed you the pattern at your gmail!


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