Tote Bag Pattern, Digital PDF


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The Elegantly Zippered Tote Bag is the ultimate tote purse! Zippered pockets and inner slip pockets will ensure you have a place for everything. The pattern can make use of many combinations of fabric and prints. You'll love carrying around this structured purse once your finished with this project.

The tote is a perfect purse size, not too big or small. You can easily add D-rings to the sides of the purse to add a longer strap. This pattern is for Intermediate sewers or an advanced beginner wanting to move on to more challenging designs.

Purse pattern features:

Inset zipper on top of bag
Two zipper pockets, one on front of bag and one in the lining
Six slip pocket compartments lining the bag
Key fob with swivel lobster claw hook
Step by step instructions with pictures

Purse Dimensions: 12 inch wide, 4.5 inch depth, 12 inch height, 17 inch opening

Supplies you'll need:

Main Fabric – 1 yard
Trim Fabric – ½ yard
Lining Fabric A – ½ yard
Lining Fabric B – ½ yard

Fusible Fleece – 1 yard
Light Interfacing – 2 yards

2 14' zippers for Pockets
1 22” zipper for inset zipper

1 piece stiff plastic canvas or ultra stiff crafting interfacing
1 set of bag feet
1 swivel lobster claw clasp


Polyester Thread
90/14 Machine Needle
Wonder Tape(double sides sewing tape)
Glue Stick
Rotary Cutter and Scissors
Cutting Matt

Note on interfacing: You can use any interfacing you want for this bag. For the sample ones I
show, I used fusible fleece on the outside fabric and light/medium interfacing for the lining. I
also added a canvas fabric to the inside of the bag for extra stiffness. You can add or subtract
interfacing as you see fit, but this bag was designed to stand on its own. Foam/fleece/batting
plus a light to medium fusible or sew in interfacing is recommended.

Sewing skills used in the pattern:
Hand sewing
Zipper sewing
Sewing 90 Degree angles

I hope you enjoy this pattern to make your very own purse!

Love and creativity,

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Jun 10, 2017 by jmuhl28

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