THE PIPED POCKET TOTE SEWING PATTERN

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Mrs H has some stunning, high-end bag designs, which we see here with the Piped Pocket Tote. I love the versatility of this bag, depending on the fabric you choose it can have a completely different look. Making it in quilting cotton makes it more of a casual look, or making it in leather, or faux leather has a very professional business casual vibe that will be sure to impress.

The piping details add something special to this design and is the perfect way to try a new skill. She has a video tutorial on her YouTube page, walking you through the entire process.

The bag features an inside slip pocket, a zipped pocket, and loads of space for your belongings. Outside there are two deep pockets on each side panel. Included in the pattern are instructions to create two-tone handles, perfect for adding a little something extra using contrasting fabrics. The Piped Pocket Tote has a large front panel that is perfect for modifications such as applique or embroidery.

The Piped Pocket Tote has finished dimensions of 11 1/2″ wide x 9 1/4″ high x 4 1/2″ deep (29cm x 23.5 cm x 11.5cm) for the small, and 13 3/4″ wide x 11 1/2″ high x 5 1/2″ deep (35cm x 29cm x 14 cm) for the large

What materials do I need?

Both Sizes:

The hardware listed is all optional

Small size requirements:

  • 2 1/2 yards (2.3m) pre-made piping
  • 1 x 10″ (25.5cm)  3 zip (cut continuous zip 12″ (30.5cm))
  • 1 x 14″ (35.5cm)  5 zip (cut continuous zip 16″ (40.5cm))
  • 10″ x 4″ (25.5cm x 10cm) bag base or thin cutting mat
  • 1 1/8 yd (1m) exterior
  • 2/3 yd (0.75m) lining
  • 1 yd (0.9m) foam stabilizer 28″ (72cm) wide, narrower will need more
  • 2 1/4 yd (2m) medium weight fusible interfacing 1 yd (90cm) wide, narrower will need more

Large size requirement:

  • 3 yards (2.75m) pre-made piping
  • 1 x 10″ (25.5cm)  3 zip (cut continuous zip 12″ (30.5cm))
  • 1 x 16″ (40.5cm)  5 zip (cut continuous zip 18″ (45.5cm))
  • 12″ x 4 1/2″ (30.5cm x 11.5cm) bag base or thin cutting mat
  • 1 3/4 yd (1.5m) exterior
  • 1 1/8 yd (1m) lining
  • 1  1/8yd (1m) foam stabilizer 28″ (72cm) wide, narrower will need more
  • 2 1/2 yd (2.25m) medium weight fusible interfacing 1 yd (90cm) wide, narrower will need more

You will also need the following:

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