This great Shopping Tote zips up to almost nothing and then fits into your handbag. This fun-to-make bag has a little zipper pocket for trolley tokens or coins. Keep one in the glove compartment in the car for when you run into the shops on the way home from work.
Closed size = 4” wide by 6” long.
Fully open size = 14” wide by 15 ½” deep.
Intermediate with some knowledge assumed. This is not a difficult pattern but there are parts which can be a bit fiddly. The designer has linked a blog post masterclass to help you with one of the techniques.
Lightweight cotton fabric. The thinner the better this time because we need something that will fold up to nearly nothing. But do always opt for cotton even though some of the poly-cottons or polyesters seem thinner. Cotton always gives a better result and lasts longer. If you have been sewing for a while and have some ninja skills, you could also experiment with rip-stop nylon and similar fabrics.
- 30” thin cotton fabric for the outer,
- 24” coordinating thin cotton fabric for the lining,
- F8th Decovil I Light
- F8th fusible wadding
- One 22” plastic main zipper,
- One 3” plastic zipper for the coin pocket,
- Something to decorate the zipper pulls. The designer used black and white baker’s twine.
When you purchase this pattern you get 10 pages of detailed instructions with photos to help you on your way. It is a cut and measure pattern so there are no templates to print off. If you prefer templates, you can make your own by using the pattern cutting measurements and some paper. This way, you can be sure that everything fits and that the printer has not messed with them.
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.