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Pattern Reviews — TYTKA Triangular Tote

Pattern Reviews — TYTKA Triangular Tote

Looking for a chic and simple new addition to your collection of #MeMade accessories? Something perfect for your next fabric shopping trip or dash to the market? The Triangular Foldable Tote Bag from Polish-based TYTKA Studios might be just the pattern you need! Keep reading for our review of this beginner-level sew, modelled by Ella from our HQ team.

Above, Ella pairs her bag with the Soften Studios Ora Pinafore in Upcycled Cotton - Natural!

Pattern Review

We recently spotted one of these fantastic little triangular folded TYTKA Studios tote bags over on Instagram, made up very stylishly by Trish to match her Make by TFS Poppy Coat. How incredible is that combo? Naturally, we jumped at the chance to review this handy PDF pattern using our newly arrived Upcycled Cotton Denim - Pumice Speckle.

This is a beginner sewing pattern for a small tote-style bag of approximately 26 x 45cm, that uses about 80cm of fabric. It couldn't be easier to sew a bag! The instruction manual was clear and concise broken into 25 visual steps and easy to read text and photographs. We would absolutely agree with the ability level as being suitable for a beginner, and this was a simple yet clever pattern and oh-sew very satisfying to make in this non-stretch, structured denim. TYTKA Studio even have a video tutorial on YouTube that you can follow!

Download your copy of this adorable little bag pattern via Etsy here, using the discount code TFSMEETSTYTKA, very generously offered by Jago of TYTKA Studio, to receive 15% off all bag patterns! (From 30th March until 30th April 2022).

How satisfying is that topstitching?! Don't forget to use a heavy duty or denim needle for your machine if sewing a heavyweight fabric like denim.

Fabric Recommendations

Upcycled Cotton Denim - Pumice Speckle

This pattern suits fabric with structure, such as denim like our version, cotton twill, corduroy or even a firm woollen. We love how our bag turned out using Upcycled Cotton Denim - Pumice Speckle, if you're after a similar look, check out the range of Upcycled Cotton denim here. Alternative options to add a little colour or stripe above are our 12oz Japanese Selvedge Denim - Navy, Cotton/Viscose Oxford Suiting - Cinnabar, Woven Stripe Stretch Cotton Twill - Cream Mix and 11oz Upcycled Cotton Denim - Natural.

We LOVE this little bag! It's a minimal design, easy to sew in a variety of fabrics, and the perfect size to pop over your arm. We're plotting how to upsize the pattern for a larger tote to match! Let us know what accessories you're loving over on Instagram and TikTok using #TheFabricStore