This simply lovely and supremely practical tote bag sewing pattern is a fantastic carry all! It’s large enough to be used as a handbag, market bag, bits and bobs bag, beach bag, book bag, and sewing bag, but not too large that it is bulky and hard to carry.
Even better? It has two pockets! One external pocket for those must-be-easy-to-reach items, and one internal zip-close pocket for the keep-safe goodies (I obviously mean, chocolate!). Plus, there’s an optional key chain so your keys are in easy reach, but still secure!
Make it up in a beautiful navy and white striped fabric, add swimming togs, sunscreen and towel and head to the beach! Or make it up in a faux leather and you have yourself a beautiful, smart work bag. Add embroidery and other bedazzling and embellishments to make this bag uniquely yours! Think Felt Flowers and/ or the Scarf Cuff & Purse Charm.
Skill Level – Beginner
Sizes – Pattern is sized 9.5 x 13.5 x 3 inches. See the size chart in the gallery above.
Options – External pocket, internal zip-up pocket, and key chain
Ideas – Use a lush, delicious faux leather and pad the lining to make a laptop bag built to last.
Fabrics – The Tote Bag can be made from woven fabrics. Cotton, quilting cotton, denim, cotton lawn, canvas, and even upholstery fabric would result in a gorgeous tote.
If you use a fabric with a print or nap such as velvet, remember to cut all pieces in the same direction and to allow extra fabric for this.
See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.
Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.
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