Easy to make tote bag PDF sewing pattern. Simply download this quick to make shopping bag and follow the easy bag making sewing instructions.
If you want to really challenge yourself, make up the pocket section in leather or suede contrasted with the rest of the bag in vintage denim. Add braid - use bright coloured contrasting zips: anything to individualise your make.
This is a great bag pattern which we think will become your favourite customisable sewing project and/or scrap buster project: add buttons in place of a zip, add piping, use velvet and/or corduroy instead of denim - you are only limited by your imagination.
Sewing Skill Level: Lower Intermediate.
On downloading this pattern you will receive x3 PDF files
a) Pattern Pieces b) Tiled Grid - to help you assemble your pattern pieces c) Instructions - for making up your bag
These files are best opened up in Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free via Google). Print out in either A4 or US Letter.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium weight denim, canvas or drill cotton. For lining - light weight cotton.
For instructions on how to assemble tiles to create pattern pieces, head over to The VJ Seamsters sewing group on Face Book. There, you will also be able to exchange 'make up' tips and tricks with other VJ Seamsters.
- Pattern Pieces
- Tiled Grid - to help you assemble your pattern pieces
- Instructions - for making up your bag (in cms/metric)
Materials you need at home:
- Top Stitching Thread (optional)
- x1 18 cm zip (for inside pocket)
- x1 13 cm zip (for outside pocket)
- Webbing - 224 cm (width optional)
- Fabric (shell) 50 cm (Width - 152 cm/60")
- Lining 75 cm (Width - 152 cm/60")
At VJ Seamsters we make vintage inspired patterns for the curvy 'apple shaped' woman.
As well as flattering the curvy form, we create patterns which we consider 'contemporary classics': styles that don't date quickly and can be easily customised and adapted to your shape.
When choosing a style, check its sizing spec before you buy, so that you can gauge how much ease the style allows. Remember, some styles are more shaped and fitted than others so the amount of ease often differs from pattern to pattern.