The pleated tote pattern is finally done. You can download the pattern and instructions here or from the sidebar to the left. I really wanted to do a tutorial with pictures, but there hasn't been a whole lot of crafting or sewing going on lately. I blame it on summer, but I'm not complaining! We have swimming lessons for the next two weeks, then we're off on vacation for a week, so it looks like I won't get around to much in the next month or so.
I must warn you, this is a pretty crude pattern and my drawings leave a lot to be desired. I wish I had the skills to whip out a fancy pattern for you, but this will have to do for now. Please let me know if something isn't clear or is just plain wrong. Feel free to email me any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Oh yeah, one more thing - it isn't mentioned in the pattern or instructions, but you need to tape the top half and bottom half of both the exterior and lining pattern pieces together to get one full piece. I hope that doesn't confuse anyone!
If you make a pleated tote and want to share, please add it to the flickr group. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy sewing!!