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The Essentials Tote printed pattern

Pattern Type: Printed

Only the Essentials Tote PRINTED BOOKLET pattern.

A super useful basic tote measuring approx 19" x 19" with huge see-through pockets on both sides that are deep and roomy to hold your most important bits.

Inside features MORE see-through pockets on both sides, plus options to make heavy duty webbing straps OR fabric straps. Made with foam interfacing, this tote stands up on its own. I walk you through each step with digitally drawn diagrams, photos, and clearly written instructions. There is a video walk-through link included for extra help if you need it.

I use these bags to carry my groceries every week. My daughter uses one for swimming, and one stays in my car at all times with emergency gear (clothing, snacks, jump cables, blanket...)

Quilting cotton, canvas, linen, duck cloth, almost any woven fabric will work. I use 10, 12, or 20 gauge clear vinyl. ALL gauges work perfectly.

You'll need:

One yard exterior fabric, one yard lining fabric, 1/2 yard or 1 roll (in my shop) vinyl, two packages double fold extra wide bias tape by Wright's (in my shop) OR make your own, 2-3 yards SF101 fusible woven interfacing, 1 yard foam or fusible fleece or batting to interface exterior bag, and 3.5 yards webbing for straps (faster way) or make your own with fabric.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cathy S.

I have already made this pattern, it was well written and the directions were easy to follow. The bag turned out beautifully. Thank you.

Deana G.
Essential Tote Printed Pattern

Love this tote! Pattern was easy and very easy to follow. Thank you for providing the pattern especially for beginners like me.

Suzan S.
Great pattern

I look forward the making the Essentials Tote. All of Natalie's patterns are easy to follow and she's always willing to answer a question if you need further help. Thanks!