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Maker's Tote Sewing Pattern | Noodlehead

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This carry-all tote is for the makers, the creatives, and the go-getters. It’s my spin on a classic doctor’s bag, but designed with handy on-the-go storage in mind. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this tote will be sure to keep whatever you need close at hand and organised. 


Intermediate. There are many tips and tricks to help guide you through.

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 16” W, 13” H, 7 ½” deep (12” W, 10”H, 6” deep – Small)

+ 2 sizes!
+ Zippered back pocket
+ Top zipper closure (optional)
+ interior pockets
+ Great for portable craft supply storage!

+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. FQ=Fat Quarter=18″ x 22″ ( ) = indicate requirements for small size tote

+ Exterior fabric, 5/8 yard (1/2 yard)
+ Lining fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard)
+ Accent fabric (includes binding and handles, 1/2 yard
+ Fusible Woven Interfacing (20″-wide), 1 1/2 yards
+ Fusible Mid-weight Interfacing (44″-wide), 1 yard
+ ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable (or Pellon FlexFoam -20” wide), 1/2 yard or 1 yard of Pellon
+ 18” separating “Jacket” zipper (14” for small)***
+ 10” non-separating zipper for tote back (7” for small)

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton Canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, twill, home dec or quilting cotton for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining and pockets.

Additional supplies + tools: Thread, water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, (2) 1/4” x 5” strips of leather/ribbon for zipper pull(s), denim needle, (1) size 24 pronged metal snap set, *** = can substitute 2-3 additional sets of snaps if not installing zipper, snap setting tool, binder clips, pinking shears, washable fabric glue stick, 25mm bias tape maker, ¼”-wide fusible web tape