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Who needs a new tote bag? This classic style is surely tote bag perfection and what’s more, there are three different sizes of bag in the same pattern, so you’ll always have exactly the right one without having to fiddle to resize anything.
We like this bag designer (Sotak Patterns) here at Sew Modern Bags very much. She doesn’t have too many bag patterns for sale, but the ones she has are pure quality. Classy and classic bags that you’ll find totally practical and want to sew over and over again. We’re delighted to have her as one of the team at Sew Modern Bags.
Here you can create your own beautiful fully lined everyday tote bag, called Sylvie, by adding the pattern below to your collection.
Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No templates are needed to make this bag. So if you sometimes struggle to print out patterns to the right scale, or you get fed up with taping pieces of paper together when it’s just a square or rectangular pattern piece, then this pattern is ideal. We recommend a good quilting ruler and rotary cutter and then cutting pattern pieces based on dimensions only will be quick and simple.
It’s perfect for a beginner sewer and you can decide to make one of three sizes or make one of each. The finished size of each bag is:
- Small – 10 ½” wide by 13″ tall by 2 ½” deep
- Everyday – 12 ½” wide by 14 ½” tall by 3 ½” deep
- Chunky – 11″ wide by 13″ tall and 8″ deep
Also included are instructions on how to make your own fabric straps. This bag also looks great with leather pre-made straps too. Check out the example in the photo above and consider adding some nice straps with rivets for a professional look.
Click here for the Sylvie Tote pattern
See all the patterns by this designer here
Find even more Tote Bag Sewing Patterns here
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When you just need to sew and don't want to get into a really complicated project, you can't beat a classic sewing pattern for a tote bag. We've got 50 of our favorite tote bag patterns hand-picked for you in the store. Go to the shop page to find them all saved by category.