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Taisteal Tote Bag sewing pattern (2 sizes with video)

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Taisteal Tote Bag sewing pattern (2 sizes with video)

Taisteal is a large tote bag with two size options. It includes rolled handles, an exterior slip pocket, interior sunglasses and zipper pockets. Taisteal is large enough for a travel or work bag, while classy and sophisticated with a timeless silhouette.

This easy-to-follow PDF pattern walks you through each step, from printing to finishing your piece. Once completed, you will have your very own Taisteal Tote, great for gifting or small business personal selling too.

A full-length construction video is included and is shown below.

Sizing info:
One bag is taller than it is wide, and one is wider than it is tall so you have two sizes and two shapes to choose from.
Tall Taisteal: 16″ tall by 13″ wide (40.5 cm by 33 cm).
Wide Taisteal: 14″ tall by 17″ wide (35.5 cm by 43 cm).

Skill level:
This is a perfect project for a confident beginner sewer who is looking to learn new techniques!

Taisteal Tote Bag sewing pattern (2 sizes with video)

What’s needed to make a Taisteal Tote Bag:-

  • 18” by 54” (46 cm by 137 cm) Main Fabric – Cork, Vinyl, Leather,
  • 18” by 54” (46 cm by 137 cm) Accent Fabric – Cork, Vinyl, Leather,
  • 3/4 yard (1/2 meter) Cotton for Lining,
  • 3/4 yard (1/2 meter) medium weight interfacing – (decovil light, Pellon 808, Vilene H250),
  • #3 or #5 coil zipper – One 8” (20.5 cm) zipper for Tall Tote OR two 9” (23 cm) zips for Wide Tote,
  • Eight 7mm Double Cap Rivets OR twelve rivets for Wide Tote,
  • Rivet setting tools,
  • Fabric hole punch (radial or hand punch),
  • Standard tools: seam ripper, chalk marker, rotary cutter/shears, ruler, clips, glue, double stitch tape, etc,
  • If adding a crossbody strap you will need two 1” (2.5 cm) D-rings, two 1” (2.5 cm) lobster clasps, and one 1” (2.5 cm) Tri-Slide,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.
Taisteal Tote Bag sewing pattern (2 sizes with video)

The pattern includes nine pages in total. There are no pattern pieces to print and cut, it is a cut list pattern (meaning you cut out your fabric and materials based on measurements).

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