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The Essential Tote

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Pattern Details

I love to play with the shape of bags, but I also really like the clean lines of a basic tote. This type of bag is perfect for showcase a favorite print fabric. This pattern is a beginner tote pattern with a sophisticated look. It shows step-by-step with detailed diagrams and instructions to make a tote that you will be proud to show your friends and family. This bag is not difficult at all. If you've been wanting to try making totes, this pattern is for you. If you've made totes before, this pattern will be a breeze! This pattern has now been updated to include additional instructions for a zipper closure. So, now, you can make this bag with either a magnetic snap closure or a zipper panel closure. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should have some basic sewing skills. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 12-3/4" High x 19-1/4" Wide x 4" Deep

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1/3 yard of firm fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard for interior
  • 1 yard of foam core interfacing or extra-firm stabilizer (optional for stiffer bag)

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I started selling purse pattern designs in 2011, and have enjoyed sewing and crafting since I was a kid. I have dabbled in sewing kids clothes, drapes, quilts, and other home projects, but I am completely addicted to designing and sewing purses and home decor items! Come visit my blog at for what's new!