Here’s a great pattern for a very popular Tote Bag.
The Creative’s Tote Bag has the following features:
- it’s a large sized bag that has been designed specifically with the creative maker in mind
- it comes with several pocket options – both inside and out, allowing you to completely customise it to suit your needs
- it comes with both a handles option and a shoulder strap option
- is suitable for an advanced beginner sewer.
The finished size of the Creative’s Tote is approximately 13″ (33cm) wide at the base by 5″ (13cm) deep by 15″ (38cm) high in the centre.
What you will need to make the Creative’s Tote Bag
- 5/8yd (58cm) of quilting cotton fabric for the exterior
- 5/8yd (58cm) of quilting cotton fabric for the lining
- Up to 3/4yd (69cm)of quilting cotton fabric for the outer pockets
- Up to 1yd (91cm) of quilting cotton fabric for all the lining pockets
- Up to 1¾yd (1.6m) of quilting cotton fabric for the handles, strap and piping
- Up to 3½yds (3.2m) of a 40″ (100cm) width Light-medium weight fusible interfacing (i.e. Pellon Shapeflex SF101, Legacy Shapeflex L-SF101)
- 5/8yd (58cm) of Soft and Stable Foam Interfacing (or equivalent foam)
- 3″ by 6″ (7.6cm by 15cm) of Firm Fusible Stabiliser (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F)
- Four ¾” (18mm) size magnetic snaps (Two to close the tote and one each for the mainlining pockets)
- Six 1½” (3.8cm) size rectangular rings (Four for the handles and two for the shoulder strap)
- One 1½” (3.8cm) size slider (for the shoulder strap)
- Two 10″ (25cm) length coordinating dress zippers (for the inner zipper pockets)
- Cotton cording or premade piping
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine.
Click here for the pattern