This most creative designer has made another best selling Tote Bag to go with her other fantastic selection of bags on offer. This is the Finley Tote Bag sewing pattern. It’s classic shape and style is further improved with the handy zipper pocket, a top zipper closure, the mix and match panels of fabric, and the clip-on longer length adjustable strap.
The Finley Tote Bag has the following special features:
A large exterior zipper pocket
An interior zipper pocket
An interior pleated slip pocket
A zipper for the main closure
A removable, adjustable strap.
Skill level: The designer says this pattern is suitable for an intermediate sewer.
Sizing info: When you have finished making a Finley Tote Bag it will measure approximately 13” tall by 10” wide at the bottom by 4” deep.
What you will need to make the Finley Tote Bag
½ a yard of fabric for the exterior
¾ of a yard of fabric for the contrasting exterior bottom together with the handles and strap
For the fabric, for the exterior of the bag, the designer recommends you use designer cotton canvas, Essex linen, cotton/linen blend fabric, denim, or medium weight home décor fabric. Waxed canvas could also be used, however, if you use waxed canvas there is no need to add interfacing.
For the fabric for the lining, the designer used quilting cotton for the main lining, but she says you can also use duck canvas. If you do use canvas there is no need to add interfacing. With regards to the pocket linings, she says that quilting cotton works best.
The pattern: Love it or hate it, this is a measure and cut pattern meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler. No printable templates or pattern pieces are needed to make this bag.
If you would like to purchase the Finley Tote Bag pattern then you should click on the button below (where it says “Click here for the pattern”), to visit the Sew Modern Bags pattern store. You will then be able to download fifteen pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this bag.
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