Santorini Tote printed pattern
Santorini Tote printed pattern
Newly updated 7/2021 with a cutting chart, new diagrams, and fresh links. The original pattern (2016) is still great and works, I've simply updated and refreshed everything.
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. Finished sizes are approximately (will depend on your bottom corners) 16" x 13", 19" x 16", and 21" x 17".
Pattern pieces are NOT included in the printed booklet - they are rectangles, very easy to measure and cut. If you need pattern pieces please email email@example.com and we will send you a file.
The video sew-along link is in the pattern so you can follow along easily.
Here is a video montage of various Santorini Totes in the wild.
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 webbing.
Made for leather, faux leather, vinyl, canvas, cork, duck cloth, & quilting cotton----- all work fabulously.
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.
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 choose from that.
1.5 YDS Pellon SF101 fusible woven interfacing for the lining and optional pockets.
Large size bag:
1 YD FOCUS fabric OR 1 roll of vinyl (18" x 54")
1.5 YDS lining fabric + pockets
(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.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
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We DO ship to Canada through USPS or UPS if you choose it. We do NOT cover import fees. It is worth an email if you're concerned about the cost, before placing your order. I will weigh and estimate cost before processing.
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Vinyl is usually rolled and either wrapped in tissue or a protective bag, and sent that way. Some vinyl (soft metallic and moonglow for example) can be folded without causing damage, you can opt to iron it from the back side as well. In any case, if your vinyl arrives with wrinkles you can simply place it in the sunshine OR use a hair dryer to warm it flat again, or iron it (wrong side only). If you think your vinyl is damaged, please email me and I will take care of you. 😊
**Soft metallic vinyl, Stardust, croc, and Moonglow vinyl CAN be ironed from the wrong side. See my Guide for Sewing Vinyl for more info.
If I made a mistake on your order OR if something arrives damaged, email me so I can fix it. It's rare, but I'm human. Thank you for your grace.
Returns are accepted for damaged items and we will send you a return label. Returns for "changing your mind" are accepted at YOUR return shipping expense, and will be processed with a restocking fee of 10%, but I'm a fair person so just email me and we'll talk.
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I made this beautiful bag with this pattern. The pattern was very good. Happy with how my bag turned out.
First TRUE bag I’ll attempt, but not even worried! Natalie has provided such amazing coaching on this one, I can’t wait to get it started. I predict it to be the first of several . . . :)
I plan to work on the purse size this summer for a Fall bag. I’ve read through the instructions which are beautifully illustrated and very clearly written. The bags’ design takes care all the things we need to carry. Even for a novice bag maker like me I’m fairly certain I can make the Santorini!
Another awesome and well-written pattern as always from Natalie!
What a great pattern! Easy to follow. I made the large size fun and fast to make.
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Returns are accepted for damaged items and we will send you a return label. Returns for "changing your mind" are accepted at YOUR return shipping expense.