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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. 

You'll need:

1 yard exterior fabric

1 yard lining fabric

1/2 yard clear 10 gauge vinyl

2 packages double fold extra wide bias tape by Wright's

2-3 yards SF101 fusible woven interfacing

1 yard foam or fusible fleece or batting to interface exterior bag

3.5 yards webbing for straps (faster way) or make your own with fabric.

As always, you may sell your finished totes on a homemade scale.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Clear well written instructions

I bought the printed pattern and was very happy with the quality of printing, layout, and clarity of instructions. This is an easy make and will make great gifts for grandkids. I really like the handle design will carry heavy loads. This will be a fun sew.

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!