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 included in the pattern: small or purse size, medium, and large. End sizes are approximately (will depend on your bottom corners) 16" x 13" ish, 19" x 16", and 21" x 17".
Pattern pieces included for assembly though I prefer to measure and cut -less paper.
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 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 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.
I love Santorini tote pattern. I made the purse size and it turned out GREAT! I just ordered some fabric that I cant wait to use with this pattern. Thanks Amy
The Santorini Tote is an easy make. The pattern is clear and easy to follow. My favorite thing about it is that you can customize it in endless ways. I added interior and exterior zippered pockets and a clip for mr keys. I will definitely make this bag in multiple sizes.
This is a great pattern and so easily adaptable to many different mediums!