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Maker’s tote bag – for crafters

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Maker's tote bag. I love this, comes in two sizes and is great for crafters of any kind. I think the larger one would also work as a diaper bag and the smaller one would make a nice purse.

Hello gorgeous!  We admit we’ve not made up this one yet at Sew Modern Bags but it’s on our to-do list for sure.  This pattern from Noodlehead comes in two sizes and is designed as a Maker’s Tote.  Ideal for crafters of any kind, carry your sewing supplies, knitting project or even art supplies.

This bag comes in two sizes and we think the larger size could also work as a smart diaper bag and the smaller one would make a great purse.  A modern spin on the traditional doctor’s bag, but no frame is needed, just your regular bag making supplies.

What you will need to make this bag:

  • Exterior fabric, 5/8 yard (1/2 yard)
  • Lining fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard)
  • Accent fabric (includes binding and handles, 1/2 yard
  • Fusible Woven Interfacing (20″-wide), 1 1/2 yards
  • Fusible Mid-weight Interfacing (44″-wide), 1 yard
  • ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable (or Pellon FlexFoam -20” wide),  1/2 yard or 1 yard of Pellon
  • 18” separating “Jacket” zipper (14” for small)***
  • 10” non-separating zipper for tote back (7” for small)
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • A sewing machine.

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton Canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, twill, home decor quilting cotton for the exterior of the bag. Quilting cotton for the lining and pockets.

Not a free pattern, but we think this one is well worth the investment.

Download the bag pattern here

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