A sewing pattern for you to create a beautiful roomy tote bag with an extra-large zipped security pocket inside to hold your wallet and phone securely. Comes with full-size pattern pieces for two size options. Fully lined throughout, the bag has a flat base and the suggested interlinings mean the bag holds its shape beautifully. The bag has a generous security pocket inside made using an easy zip insertion method.
The small version is great for everyday use, it’s generous enough to hold an iPad and your everyday essentials.
The large version is big enough to accommodate books and files or simply your shopping. I made this example up in Harris tweed, but it is suitable for most medium to heavyweight fabrics including tweeds, denim and furnishing weight cottons.
Skill level: Moderately easy. A quick make for sew to sell, and great for bag beginners.
Approximate finished dimensions:
Small 12 x 10 inches (31 x 25 cm)
Large 14 x 12.5” (36 x 32cm).
The pattern: Comprehensive instructions with full-colour photography throughout walks you through every step of make-up to produce a professional quality shoulder bag. Lots of bag making hints and tips included.
Please note there are 2 PDF files to download. 1 for small and 1 for large-sized tote. Instructions are specific to each bag size.
❤ Full sized computer drafted PDF pattern included for 2 sizes of bag
❤ All measurements given in inches and cm
❤ Complete, easy to follow instructions
❤ Full colour photos for every step
❤ Relevant sewing tips
❤ A list of material requirements and suggestions
❤ Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper
❤ Size check feature to verify your printer settings
Outer. Medium to heavyweight fabric – Small ¾ yard (0.5m) – Large 1yd (90cm)
Lining. Any lightweight fabric – Small ½ yard (0.5m) – Large ¾ yard (70 cm)
Medium weight fusible interlining – Small ½ yard (0.5m) – Large ¾ yard (70 cm)
Heavy stabiliser – Small ½ yard (0.5m) – Large ½ yard (0.5m)
Zip – Small 9” dress zip. – Large 11” dress zip.
2 leather/faux leather handles
Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.