Handbag, Tote sewing pattern, pdf and video tutorial by Frocks & Frolics

One summer my sewing course ladies asked me to do a super cute and useful bag for them. So I went to work and created the ‘Out & About’ handbag. This tote is super easy, has an on trend shape, recessed zip, side pockets and if you like even a front welt pocket. You can make this pattern with feature strips across the front and back for Camper Vans, Beach Hut theme or anything else that you fancy designing. You could also do plain strips or appliqué a name onto it. I still had so many ideas, but 20 bags later I gave it a rest and now leave it up to you to come up with something spectacular! Our step by step video and photo instructions are making sewing so much more enjoyable and even a beginner can now sew like a professional. The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away. Playlist on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYA5CGMMtII&list=PLlWbGLMyFtwEuK58D4q6rmj_MJQ3caEGa

SKILL LEVEL Intermediate

Light to medium / heavy knit fabric and woven fabrics with at least 3% Elastane / Lycra (you may have to go up a size for woven fabrics)

Dimensions: 4" depth, 10" high, 14" wide

DIGITAL PATTERN You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper. When choosing the pattern make sure you tick which format you need. In the US and Canada choose US letter size which is wider and shorter than A4 paper. Everywhere else opt for A4 paper format.


  • PDF Pattern in A4 and US letter size
  • Video Tutorial
  • Photo guide
  • For advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • 32" of 50” wide heavyweight Home Dec fabric for the Exterior/ Oilcloth , *20" of 50” (50 cm) wide coordinating medium weight cotton for the Lining , *1 zip 13” for the main Fastening , *1 zip 11" for the Welt Pocket , *1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread / 1 spool of top stitching thread , *A heavy weight sewing machine needle (90) , *55" heavy duty webbing 1.5" wide
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I am so glad you found my little shop. If you love to sew, treasure well drafted patterns which fit beautifully and want to learn how to sew like a professional, then this is perfect for you! Each pattern has one file per size so you can literally choose the size, print and go. Each pattern also has full video tutorials from start to finish, so you can be confident that you can get it done!

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