NEW RELEASE: FREE Forte Tote Bag Pattern Tester Round-Up

NEW RELEASE: FREE Forte Tote Bag Pattern Tester Round-Up

I'm so excited to release my first FREE pattern and I know you're going to love it!

The Forte Basic Tote Bag pattern is the perfect bag for newbie sewing and also for those of us who've been around the sewing world a little while longer.  It's simple and fun. Get your copy of the pattern HERE!

It's so fast and simple that my 7 year old (she used canvas and quilting cotton for the handles) and 10 year old (she used flannel and quilting cotton for the handles) made their own one afternoon.     My oldest daughter even made one and this was her first time ever using a sewing machine.  She used canvas and webbing for the handles.  So, three of my four girls absolutely crushed this pattern test!!                                             forteforte flannel

This bag is perfect for an everyday bag for all your odds and ends. It's also a really quick sew.  Additionally, there's a video tutorial here:

So, I guess, it's pretty perfect.

Let me show more photos from our amazing testers!

1.  Jenni

Jenni used an outdoor fabric and I couldn't love it more!

Find more from Jenni here:

IG: @earlysews

2. Becky


Becky used canvas and webbing for her three amazing makes!

Find more from Becky here:

IG: @sewcrazybecky

3. Brenda


Brenda used canvas for her first and upcycled some denim jeans for her second!  They turned out so perfect.

4. Amy

Amy used the coolest canvas and webbing for her three makes.  I can't stop looking at them.

Find more from Amy here:

IG: @double_a_studio

5.  Lindsay


Lindsay used a beautiful home decor fabric and webbing for her Forte and the colors are so dang lovely.

6. Michelle & Mara


I just love this floral fabric with the pocket on the inside!  

7. Chaney


Now I have to go find this dog fabric that Chaney used!

Find more from Chaney here:

IG: @twinkletoesandco

8.  Jessica


Jessica used canvas and webbing for her makes and I can't get enough!

Find more from Jessica here: 

IG: @jotdesigns

9. Andrea


Andrea used light canvas and waterproof canvas with fabric/denim handles!  

Find more from Andrea here:

IG: @ajandacamera

10. Leigh


Leigh used canvas and webbing her adorable make.

Find more from Leigh here:

FB and IG: @Shee_sews

11. Julie

Julie used canvas for a very cool bag!

12.  Sequoia

Sequoia used home decor fabric for this lovely bag!

Find more from Sequoia here:

FB & IG: @SequoialynnSews

13. Athena


Athena used duck cloth for her Forte and I'm not gonna lie, I LOVE this color combination.

Find more from Athena here:

FB: Athena Mynerva

Get your hands on the Forte Basic Tote Bag Pattern here!

Wanna make a fun Trick or Treat Bag? Check out this blog post with FREE cut files and appliques here!

Happy Making!




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