Newly updated file! (The original pattern from 2016 is still great, this is refreshed and several options have been added 7/2021.)
This is the PDF instant download file. The Santorini Tote is a great bag to make especially if using unconventional materials such as vinyl or cork.
Three size options are included in the pattern: small or purse size, medium, and large. End sizes are approximately 16" x 13" ish, 19" x 16", and 21" x 17".
Pattern pieces are included for assembly though I prefer to measure and cut = less paper, and these are EASY to measure and cut.
Instructions for the contrast bottom for ALL SIZES IS INCLUDED. It's in BOLD on page 4 after I give links and cutting chart information.
The video sew-along link is in the pattern so you can follow along easily.
This bag features a zipper top closure as the main bag opening, optional zipper pockets on the outside and inside, and you can use almost any type of straps or handle you wish, including my sew-able leather straps and glitter webbing.
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.
Made for leather, faux leather, vinyl, canvas, cork, duck cloth, & quilting cotton----- all work fabulously.
Tools: Teflon sewing foot if using vinyl or leather, a walking foot for layers, sewing clips and/or pins, Chrome universal OR 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.
Purse & Regular size bag: 1.5 yds 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.
1-4 (13”) zippers for optional zipper pockets.
1 yd foam interfacing or equivalent, Decovil Light, or fusible
fleece for a slouchier bag.
1.5 yds Pellon SF101 fusible woven interfacing or equivalent.
Large size bag:1.5 yds FOCUS fabric OR 1 roll vinyl (18" x 54")
1.75 yards lining fabric
(1) 22” main zipper
1 to 4 (13”) zippers for zipper pockets.
1.25 yd foam interfacing or equivalent, Decovil Light, or fusible
fleece for a slouchier bag.
2 yds Pellon SF101 fusible woven interfacing or equivalent.
**RECESSED ZIPPER hack is now available here.
I love this pattern. There are 3 sizes in which to choose from.
The simplicity of the Santorini tote and excellent instructions will cause me to make many. I also love the ability to be creative with fabric and embellishing design.
Love this pattern, made the large and will now make the purse size.
This is my favorite purse/bag pattern. I have made 2 and have more planned.
Absolutely fabulous pattern!! Very well written, and I loved the video tutorial, too.