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Syrena Tote

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A pretty purse with a scalloped edge along the top, a sturdy flat bottom and several options for the closure and the straps. Works well for all fabrics.


The Syrena Tote, meaning enchanting or mermaid. So named due to the gorgeous curvy tail shape at the top. The Syrena Tote has a gorgeously curved top (two different versions available) and roomy interior. The flap can be changed for different locks.

Sew Syrena with a curved or scalloped edge along the top. Two different versions are available.

An easy to follow pattern with detailed instructions and lots of pictures. Measurements are in both inches and cm.

Skill level:
Pattern is classed as advanced beginner.

Sizing info:
Finished bag size 28cm x 28cm x 12cm (11” x 11” x 4 1⁄2”).

This purse has a 2-part full sewalong video if you would like to see if being made and follow along.

Fabric and Interfacings:
Outer fabric- 0.5m (20”)
Lining fabric- 0.5m (20”) or 0.6 (24”) if using vinyl/cork etc for exterior
Accent fabric for base and strap- 0.25m (10”)
Interfacing- 3m (3.25yd) -based on sf101 being 51cm (20”) wide
Foam- Two pieces 43cm x 38cm (17” x 15”) and one piece 30cm x 26cm (12” x 10”)
Bag base stabiliser such as plastic canvas or similar- 25cm x 9.5cm (10” x 3.75”)

Four strap anchors (not edge connectors) or 8 medium rivets with four 2.5cm (1”) wide strap ends
Four Bag feet
One 18mm Magnetic Snap
20cm (8”) No3 zipper (25cm (9.5″) if using zipper tape)

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after purchase.

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