Vacation Tote Sewing Pattern

Don't you love having a fresh new bag when you are heading out on vacation? Even better is a fresh new bag handmade by YOU! Vacation can be as simple as a day at the park or as fabulous as an exotic beach, but either way, a new bag always makes it better.

Want to add a flap to your bag? Free instructions to add a flap can be found here~

This is a PDF sewing pattern that comes directly to your email. After purchase, you will receive a link to download the pattern. Simply click on the link, download the pattern to your computer and you are set to go! No shipping or waiting.

You will love making this modern take on the classic tote. Measuring 15'' x 14'' x 8'', this roomy tote will fit towels, snacks, books, sunscreen, water bottle, and so much more! The exterior features 2 big side pockets, a cut out center, sturdy handles, and optional side snaps. The pattern offers several options for the lining including a zipper pocket. Recommended materials are quilting cotton for the exterior with fusible interfacing, and sturdy duck cloth for the lining. The bag uses a 1/2 yard of quilting cotton, an FQ of quilting cotton, and a 1/2 yard of 54'' duck cloth. There is very little waste!

Beginner sewers will love the straightforward directions and more simple base option. More advanced sewers will love mixing their favorite fabrics and the sturdy base option with interior binding that gives their bag extra structure. All sewers will love how quickly everything comes together so that you can get out the door and start your vacation early!

Vacation Totes made from this bag can be sold on a small handmade scale online and at craft shows. Please give Gingercake Patterns credit for the pattern.


*complete instructions with detailed color photographs *US imperical measurements *prints on A4 paper *suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

1/2 yard cotton fabric 1/2 yard duck cloth 1 yard interfacing magnetic snap sewing machine thread fabric scissors

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Gingercake Patterns

Self taught sewer and pattern designer. I love sewing fun pretty and useful things! I live near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with my four kids, husband, dog and a big vegetable garden :)

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