PDF Sewing Pattern - The Motherload Tote - cozy nest design

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She's the mother of all bags, the Motherload tote! Like you, this mom can go from daycare to dance class, and the beach to the ballpark without skipping a beat or leaving anything behind!

Here are her features:
-Optional extended handles can carry a yoga mat, beach towel or picnic blanket below the bag and tightened up in d-rings when not in use.
- An exterior accessory d-ring offers a convenient place to hang keys, sunglasses, gym membership card, or just for a bit of bling.
-very large exterior zipped pocket
- 2 roomy, separate interior compartments that are easily customize to your needs. For example, if you carry wet swimsuits, stitch one up in a laminated fabric.
- Between the interior compartments are a pleated, zipped pocket and a water bottle sling - mom's got to stay hydrated!
- An optional luggage strap will keep your Motherload Tote firmly attached to the handle of pull-style luggage

See a whole bunch of Motherload Totes in the gallery on my website at: http://www.cozynestdesign.com/?p=193

What's in the pattern:
-23 pages (12 pages of instructions, 10 pages of pattern sheets**, 2 pages of cutting labels)
-a thoroughly tested design given the thumbs up by my amazing test team
- links to online tutorials for the trickier bits
- metric and imperial measurements
-quality line drawings and concise, detailed instructions
**rectangle shaped pattern pieces are measured out based on dimensions

Sizing / Finished Measurements: 21 x 13 x 5 1/2" (53x33x14cm)

A paper version of this pattern is available here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/242698978

Main: 1 1/8 yards* (44"wide) for exterior Suggested: light to medium weight home decor or quilt weight cotton
Contrast: 1 1/2 yards* (44" wide) for handles and lining Suggested: light to medium weight home decor or quilt weight cotton
Fusible Fleece: 5/8 yard (45" wide) Suggested: Pellon Fusible Thermolam(r) Plus (TP971F) or for a firmer bag, use 2 layers of fleece, Soft & Stable(r) from byAnnie, Pellon FlexFoam(r)(FF-77) or headliner. Note: If you are using a foam stabilizer that is 20" wide, buy 1 1/4 yards
Medium-Weight Interfacing: 3 1/2 yards (20" wide). Suggested: Pellon Soft-Flex(r) (SF101) or for a crisper bag and handles use Pellon Craft-Fuse(r) (#808).

1 - All-purpose or heavy weight zipper - 22"(56cm) or longer for top closure
1- All-purpose zipper 8"(20cm) or longer for interior pocket
1 - All purpose zipper 18"(46cm) or longer for exterior pocket
D-rings or rectangles - to fit 1" (2.5cm) wide handles. 9 - for extended handle design or 1- for unextended handle design
Heavy-weight needle
Temporary marking pen
Wonder Tape or similar two-sided fusible product (optional)
5 1/2 x 14 1/2"(14x37cm) -piece of plastic canvas for bag bottom (optional)
Option: Use uncovered nylon webbing instead of fabric handles, buy 4 1/4 yards - 1"(2.5cm) wide webbing
Option: Make a luggage strap to secure your bag to the handle of pull-style luggage (for extended handles only) - purchase 2 swivel hooks-to fit 1"(2.5cm) wide strap

Copyright Info: (c) 2015 S. Gido. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use this pattern to create items for commercial sale in small quantities. Please give design credit to Cozy Nest Design on online listings. No portion of this pattern may be distributed by any method for commercial or personal use.

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Nov 15, 2015 by Eileen Zanath

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Copyright Info: Please feel free use my patterns to make items for commercial sale in small quantities. Design credit to Cozy Nest Design would sure be appreciated in online listings. No portion of any of my patterns may be distributed mechanically, electronically, or by any other method for commercial or personal use.