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Large Tote and Satchel

Large Tote & Satchel - B0331

This bag makes a functional carryall or satchel, and is a perfect "canvas" for embellishing with your own unique designs.

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As with the Small Tote, you will learn the fundamentals of making handbags as well as how to vary the original pattern to create your own designs (by varying the straps, handles, rings etc or adding a flap to the bag).

 

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Bag size: 27 x 28 x 8cm

 

Design Variations

Cotton drill satchel with embellished flap
and strap with
d-rings

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and there is template plastic in the base.

Rose print fabric bag
softly gathers with
a strap threaded
through belt-loops
around the top edge.

Medium-light interfacing and light fusible wadding (630) create "stand-up" structure with softness. It has Vilene S520 in the base.

Plain black cotton drill 
messenger bag has a printed flap
and print on part of the strap.
The strap is adjustable with
oblong rings
and
flat square slide adjusters.

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and Fast2Fuse is in the base

This Japanese print fabric 
tote with plain fabric overlay
on the base has a strap
threaded through large grommets at the top edge. The strap is joined with a
flat o-ring.

Medium-heavy interfacing and light fusible wadding (630) create "stand-up" structure. It has Vilene S520 base in the base.

Black cotton drill tote
with a print fabric
overlay has webbing
straps and plastic fittings.

The fabric has medium-light interfacing on it, and medium fusible wadding. There is template plastic and purse feet in the structured base.

Straps are attached
to the outside of
the bagand the top
section of the
tote is allowed to fold over.

This bag has medium-light interfacing to give it soft structure, and large d-rings in the straps.

Cammo print, polypropylene
webbing and plastic fittings

give this satchel a "military" look.

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and Fast2Fuse is in the base

Simple, hand-cut
leather straps are
attached to the
outside of the bag.

This bag has medium-light interfacing and medium fusible wadding to give "stand up" structure to the body of the bag. It has a Template Plastic Base.

A Japanese fabric
flap (lengthened from
the original pattern) on
brown cotton drill.
There are two
medium-light o-rings
on each side of the strap.

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and Fast2Fuse is in the base

Tote with simple
ribbon embellishment

This bag is made in upholstery fabric, and only has interfacing in the facing. It has a soft, unstructured base.

Sew two fabrics together
to make up the flap
of the satchel

This bag is made with D-rings and a Slide Adjuster to make the strap adjustable.

This bag has medium-light interfacing on it, and there is template plastic in the base.

Use the tote as a
'canvas' for creative
fabric embellishments

This bag is a lesson in using good interfacings and re-enforcing magnetic snaps.... Its non-woven interfacing has deteriorated with age.

It has a Template Plastic Base.

 

   
A wide strap and leather trim are used on this satchel, made of chenille-striped upholstery fabric.

This fabric is a thick upholstery fabric - it only has interfacing in the facing and flap, and template plastic in the base.

 

 


**Please note: Design Variations refers to ways to alter the straps, flaps and bag body. Patterns do not include instructions for the applique', embroidery or other embellishments on the bags displayed on these pages.

Need extra help with Sewing or Embellishing techniques?

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