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Santorini Tote PDF Pattern

Santorini Tote PDF Pattern

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Product Details

Manufacturer: Sew Hungryhippie
Pattern Type: PDF
Stock #: HH-1980-PDF

Product Description

Sew your first bag today! The Sew Hungry Hippie Santorini Tote Bag pattern -is a beginner-friendly sewing experience that will ignite your creativity! Dive into the world of sewing with ease and confidence as you embark on a delightful journey creating your own Santorini Tote Bag. Whether you're a sewing novice or a seasoned pro, this pattern offers a seamless and enjoyable experience, helping you craft a stylish, practical, and trendy tote bag. Elevate your sewing skills with the Sew Hungry Hippie Santorini Tote Bag pattern today!

THIS IS THE PDF instant download pattern. If you need a printed booklet, find it here.

The Santorini Tote is a great bag to make, especially if using unconventional materials such as vinyl or cork. This pattern has three size options, a video walk-through link, and has various hacks, and has been been by hundreds of Sewists.

Three size options are included in the pattern: small or purse size, medium, and large. Finished sizes are approximately (will depend on your bottom corners) 16" x 13",   19" x 16", and 21" x 17".  

Pattern pieces are included in the PDF- they are rectangles and are very easy to measure and cut. 

The Santorini Tote is a beginner-friendly bag pattern that includes a video walk-through link. YOU CAN make this bag! I often opt to leave the zipper pockets off for a fast finish. Please know you can add or subtract different elements to this design with success. 

Here is a video montage of various Santorini Totes in the wild.

If you want to make it patchwork style, I have a video here for you on how I make my patchwork sections.  The video is for a pillow, but it's the same technique. You will treat the patchwork panels as "fabric" once pieced, & then cut to your bag size, and proceed with the pattern.

Included are lots of options to help you build YOUR best bag. Zippered security pockets, slip-in pockets, and zipper installation are all illustrated to help you through each step. 

 **Zipper sits at the top of this bag. If you are looking for the recessed zipper hack, that add-on is here.**


Materials assuming non-directional:

Purse & Regular size bag:

1/2 YD FOCUS fabric in quilting cotton, canvas, duck cloth, vinyl, upholstery fabric, or faux leather for exterior and straps. OR 1 roll vinyl (18" x 54")
1 YD quilting cotton for lining and optional pockets.
One main zipper cut to size per instructions 16" to 22", depending on the size you're making
1-4 (13”) zippers for optional zipper pockets.
1 YD foam interfacing or fusible fleece for a slouchier bag. I've also layered SF101 successfully and made many Santorini totes from leftover quilt batting. You decide the look you want and go from there.
1.5 YDS Pellon SF101 fusible woven interfacing for the lining and optional pockets.

Large size bag:

1 YD FOCUS fabric OR 1 roll vinyl (18" x 54")

1.5 YDS lining fabric + pockets 

(1) 22” main zipper
1 to 4 (13”) zippers for zipper pockets.
1.25 YDS foam interfacing or equivalent, Decovil Light, or fusible
fleece for a slouchier bag.
2 YDS Pellon SF101 fusible woven interfacing or equivalent.


Tools: Teflon sewing foot if using vinyl or leather, a walking foot for layers, sewing clips and/or pins, Chrome universal OR a Microtex sewing needle size 80, acrylic ruler, rotary cutter, iron, and your favorite all-purpose poly blend thread & sewing machine. It is helpful to read my free Guide for Sewing Vinyl if this is your first time
working with this amazing material.

**RECESSED ZIPPER hack is now available here. This is a separate PDF add-on. 


If you are new to bag making or want to learn how to make bags the Sew Hungry Hippie way, the add on Sew Hungry Hippie Santorini Tote Bag Course is a full walk through video where you learn step by step how to make the bag with me! The skills you learn in this course will be applicable to all of your bag making adventures!


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Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Great tote

The directions are very clear and well written and wonderfully illustrated. There are many options for customizing including size, additional pockets, and optional zipper placements,. Looking forward to making decisions on which options to incorporate and to make this stylish bag. I’m sure there will be more than one in my future!

Barbara D.
A great weekender tote

I often travel for 2-3 days at a time, I have made the purse and regular size Santorini totes. Both are great sizes but the regular size is my absolute go to for short duration travel. I made an extra large wallet and a zipper pouch to match and don’t have to carry anything else!! Bonus is the pattern is so well written and easy to follow, read it and do what it says, you’ll love this tote!!

Lorna L.
Recessed zipper

The santorini purse tote is a perfect size.
The recess zipper Panal makes it safe and is easily installed

Gloria M.
My bag

I made my first Santorini bag with quilting cotton from my stash and I Love it. I made the purse size. The only thing I did differently was make my straps a little longer as being in a wheelchair, I can have my bag right in front of me for easy access. I plan to make more.


Love her!

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