We like this bag designer 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.
Here you can create your own beautiful fully lined everyday tote bag, called Sylvie, by downloading the pattern below.
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.