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Kensley Tote Bag (with video)

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The Kensley Tote was designed for a beginner bag maker however an intermediate to advanced bag maker will still enjoy sewing the Kensley Tote. A classic purse with good sized pockets and a recessed zipper closure in the perfect size for everyday use.

Description

The Kensley Tote was designed for a beginner bag maker however an intermediate to advanced bag maker will still enjoy sewing the Kensley Tote. A classic purse with good sized pockets and a recessed zipper closure in the perfect size for everyday use.

I’ve included step-by-step instructions for the standard features noted below. With some simple modifications, additional features can be incorporated into this bag taking it to the next level. The additional features are best suited for an intermediate-advanced bag maker as I’ve provided the measurements but not written instructions.

SEWING PATTERN INCLUDES:

  • Step by Step Written Instructions with Photographs
  • Video Sewing Tutorial via YouTube Channel
  • Immediate Pattern Download at Checkout

KENSLEY TOTE STANDARD FEATURES:

  • Shoulder Straps
  • Large Front Exterior Pocket
  • Large Interior Zipper Pocket
  • Magnetic Snap Closure

 KENSLEY TOTE ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Adjustable Crossbody Strap
  • Back Exterior Zipper Pocket
  • Recessed Zipper Closure
  • Lining Slip Pockets

Enjoy a preview of the Kensley Tote to see if this bag is just right for you.

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Beginner with Standard Features or
  • Intermediate-Advanced with Additional Features

FINISHED SIZE:  11.5” H x 10.25” W x 3.75” D

Check out the full sewing tutorial available for this pattern to make sure this bag is suitable for your sewing skills.

 

HARDWARE:

  • (4) 1” Rectangular Rings* (handle hardware
  • (1) 10” #5 Zipper or 11” of Zipper Tape & Zipper Pull
  • (2) Magnetic Snaps
  • 1.5” – 2” Diameter Decorative Button
  • (4) 1” Strap Ends (optional)
  • (4-8) Rivets – 6 mm – 7 mm for thinner fabrics or 8 mm – 9 mm for thicker fabrics (optional)
  • (1) 10” #5 Zipper or 11” of Zipper Tape & Zipper Pull

HARDWARE FOR ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • 14″ Zipper #5 Zipper
  • (1) 10” #5 Zipper or 11” of Zipper Tape & Zipper Pull
  • (2) 1″ D Rings or O Rings
  • (1) 1″ Strap Slider
  • (2) 1″ Swivel Clasps

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 yard of exterior fabric (suggested fabrics: vinyl, cork, quilt cotton, home décor)

INTERFACING/STABILIZER:

If using vinyl along with quilting cotton:

1 yard of lightweight woven fusible interfacing such as Pellon ShapeFlex SF101 or fusible fleece and

1/2 yard of Pellon Flex Foam Stabilizer FF78F1 or Decovil Light or fusible fleece (use what you have on hand or prefer working with)

Optional: Decovil Heavy 526 for the exterior pocket flap. Once the flap has been constructed, but before it has been topstitched cut a piece that can slide down inside the flap.

 OR…

If using all quilting cotton:

  • 2  yards woven interfacing such as Pellon ShapeFlex SF101 and
  • 1/2 yard of Pellon Flex Foam Stabilizer FF78F1 or Decovil Light or fusible fleece (use what you have on hand or prefer working with)

Download:
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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