When Anna introduced her Sidekick tote pattern, I knew I'd want to try it. When I found out last November that I'd need to carry extra stuff with me, it was time.
I have really liked Anna's patterns, and can highly recommend them without any hesitancy. (No, this is not a paid endorsement!)
I used brown canvas I had on hand, used scraps from Dolly's Ayashe blouse, and some of my precious Kaufman Quilter's linen in taupe.
I used a magnetic snap instead of velcro on the front pocket...personal preference.
I also added a small zipper pocket on the back to keep my cell phone in.
Inside is an additional zippered pocket to corral personal items like hand sanitizer and my glucose tablets. There's also a little patch pocket to keep business cards in.
I made a little pull tab for ease of opening.
Using Anna's open wide zipper pouch as a beginning point, I made a special pouch to hold my new necessities.
I changed the size to be 11" wide and 4" tall, just big enough to hold my insulin pens, needles, and alcohol preps.
For the pockets, I made small versions of pleated pockets you've seen on the Travel Organizer and Dolly's Boxy Messenger bag.
Have you done any "selfish" sewing lately?