The City Tote in a Daytripper and Everyday Size Tote Bag PDF Sewing Bag Pattern RLR Creations


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PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing a downloadable sewing pattern and not a finished product. You will receive a download of the pattern immediately upon checkout. Because of the nature of this product as a non-tangible downloadable pattern there is no refunds for this purchase.

Pattern Description:

The city tote offers two carrying choices: Double handles with a dropped curve to provide a nice dip on the arm for comfort and ease to grab and go, or a cross body strap when you want to go hands free.

It offers a large back zipper pocket and optional customizable front slip pockets to keep the essentials handy when you are on the run.

The inside features 3 slip pockets for great organization. Features a nice roomy interior with magnetic snap closure to keep everything neatly inside. Pattern includes two sizes; an Everyday purse size and a larger Day Tripper option.


• The Day Tripper (Large Size) is part WEEKENDER, part TOTE... designed and sized to be the perfect daily companion.
• They Everyday (Small Size) is functional and structured; perfect for everyday adventures.

Daytripper (large size) City Tote. Measures 15" high, 17" wide, and 5" deep.
Everyday (small size) Measures: 13" high by 13" wide and 4" deep.

Materials Needed:

1 yard 44” wide Main Fabric (1 ½ yards for Large)
3/4 yard 44” wide Lining Fabric (1 yard for Large)
2 yards 20” Fusible Pellon SF 101 or a shaping Interfacing
1 yard Fusible Décor Bond - Pellon 809 (heavy interfacing)
1 yard Fusible Fleece Fusible Fleece -TP971F-Pellon Fleece Thermolam Plus
(light interfacing)
¼ yard Ultra Firm Fusible Stabilizer Peltex 71F
12” or larger Coordinating Zipper for outside
1 Large Magnetic Snap for the bag closure
20” ½” O.D. Clear Vinyl Tubing (Available at hardware stores in plumbing section)
Hardware: 2- 1” Metal rectangles, O rings or D rings
1- 1” slider
2- 1” Swivel Hooks
Coordinating thread
Removable Fabric Marker (I recommend a Frixion gel pen as it can be removed by pressing with an iron)
Microtex (Sharp) Needle 80/12 –Recommended for topstitching through the thicker parts.

** If you would like to add a zipper closure to your City tote please check out the step by step tutorial here: - which also includes a printable instructions PDF.

Feel free to sell your bags made with my pattern but please do not sell or share the pattern.

See lots of photos of this and all my bags by visiting my facebook page:

Average review
Mar 8, 2018 by Becky McCoy
Looks like a fairly easy project, and lots of design options. Thank you!
Oct 8, 2017 by Wren
Sep 11, 2017 by stitchedessentials
Lovely bag pattern looks very easy to make
Jul 11, 2017 by Eva Roche
Nice Pattern can't wait to make it up!
May 27, 2017 by Debbie Johnson

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