Named for the famed beaches of the French Riviera, the Cte d'Azur Tote was inspired by my ongoing passion for the water-but is proving itself a great addition to my repertoire for sewing retreats, mothering & kids (with their endless supplies), brunches on the weekends, quick trips to the grocery, and working afternoons at the coffee shop when I want my planner, notebook, laptop & notepads for ideas with me. I wanted a tote with real presence and substance; this one uses a nice, stiff interfacing to give it some shape and allow it to stand up on its own. There isn't even stuffing in it in these photos, just the body of the bag! It's fully lined, and has an optional interior pocket for your phone and keys. The Cte d'Azur Tote pattern is a simple one to stitch, with just one pattern piece and four pattern pages to assemble. Once your supplies are all prepared, you can complete the sewing in a single afternoon, and use your bag that evening! I hope you'll find a zillion uses for this design and make up a bunch-for myself, I've got one in the works in babywale cord that I plan to carry all autumn long. What will YOU sew first? BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY fuse interfacing change your needle SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 15" x 13" x 6.5"