Santorini Tote PDF Pattern
Santorini Tote PDF 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.
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.
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Shipping & Returns
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I love this pattern, I made the middle size, next up the purse size.
I just finished making the regular size Santorini tote for my sister's birthday and she love love loved it!
Easy to purchase and download. The fact it has an instructional video was awesome and made it easy to put this pattern together.
Loved making this bag, did unpick top zipper, my fault, faced the pattern pieces incorrectly, went to video great help and turned out great!!!+
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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.