A stylish chic tote featuring hanging handles, a magnetic snap top closure, and vinyl overlays that present a store-bought look and feel. The interior is spacious with a zippered pocket and a small strap connecting the two sides, giving this mid-sized tote its classic functional shape.
We really love the unique way the handles for this bag are hung. The use of the rectangle ring is nothing unusual in itself, but the way the strap appears to extend beyond the ring and become part of the design of the purse itself – genius!
Sizing info: When you have finished making your very own Charlotte City Tote Bag it will measure approximately 12″ wide by 11″ tall by 6″ deep.
Skill level: The designer rates her project with a difficulty rating of 2 out of 4. She comments that you should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.
If you’re one of those sewists who like to follow along with a video tutorial then we have an absolute classic here. This is a 1-hour 34-minute YouTube video from Lauren Mormino of More Me Know patterns showing you how to make SWOON’s Charlotte City Tote Bag. Just click on the play button when you’re ready.
Everyone needs (a lot) more than one tote bag. They are a staple pattern in every sewing pattern collection and so versatile and adaptable. Check out a few recent tote bag patterns to sew from our store.