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Super Tote Pattern

It’s here, spring and my newest pattern, the Super Tote!  I’m very excited to have the pattern ready and I can’t wait to see what you make!  In case you missed it, I’ve made two versions and shared them:
Collage Super Tote
Melody Miller + Carolyn Friedlander Super Tote

Approx. Finished Dimensions:
15” wide, 15” tall, 3.5 to 5” deep, 10.5” handle drop

Materials needed:

+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. +

1/2 yard front/back and exterior pocket
1 yard lining (1 1/2 if fully lining front pocket)
(2) 1/4 yard cuts for straps
2/3 yard exterior gusset (includes interior pocket pieces)
2 1/4 yards fusible interfacing (Pellon SF101)
1 yard Pellon Craft Fuse 808 or 1 yard canvas/duck cloth (optional)
18” zipper for recessed top (optional)
1 yard 1/4” wide elastic
15” of 1/2″ piping (handmade or storebought) – optional
14mm magnetic snap or 2” of 3/4” wide hook + loop tape (optional)

** Additional fabric necessary if using a directional print

+ recessed zipper
+ roomy interior pockets
+ front exterior pocket
+ cute piping and pleat details
+ makes a perfect diaper bag or gym bag, great for hauling anything you need

By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell Super Totes made using this pattern (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern. This is an 21 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations.

Click Here for More Information and to Purchase

Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting me.  I can’t begin to express how great it feels to hear when people enjoy making items from my patterns.  I’m excited to show you the Super Totes that the pattern testers made, they’re beautiful!

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77 Responses to Super Tote Pattern

  1. @lliE 05.02.2013 at 11:53 pm #

    Looks like a really awesome tote!

  2. gail 05.03.2013 at 12:05 am #

    YAY, anna!!!

  3. by Annie Claire 05.03.2013 at 12:53 am #

    Yay!! Can’t wait to make this guy… The perfect diaper bag!

  4. Renee 05.03.2013 at 1:25 am #

    Woohooo! I may or may not have been stalking you all week waiting for this pattern! Can’t wait for my daughter to stop having a fever so I can start making it.

  5. bec 05.03.2013 at 2:00 am #

    I can’t resist your bag patterns, Anna, so look forward to making this one soon!

  6. Jennifer 05.03.2013 at 2:43 am #

    yayyy! sidekick is my alltime favorite go to pattern, I can’t wait to make this one. You have a definite gift for making gorgeous, user friendly bag patterns for us slightly terrible bag makers! :) thanksss!!!

  7. Di 05.03.2013 at 4:49 am #

    Beautiful Bag! Looking forward to making one! I saw this pattern on Gail’s blog – she tested the pattern & HAD to have it! It is lovely Anna – as always!!

    • Anna 05.03.2013 at 11:12 am #

      Yes! I secretly want to steal Gail’s version!!!

  8. Kerstin 05.03.2013 at 5:49 am #

    The super tote is super, I had to buy it right away and will probably have a new bag after this weekend!

  9. Flying Blind... 05.03.2013 at 6:45 am #

    Yay – so looking forward to making this xxx

  10. Meghan 05.03.2013 at 8:08 am #

    Yay! I was so excited to see this post in my feed this morning! Pattern purchased :) Can’t wait to make this bag!

  11. Anonymous 05.03.2013 at 8:09 am #

    Can’t wait to sew this bag!

  12. RaspberrySunshine 05.03.2013 at 8:23 am #

    Great job! Congrats on your new pattern release :)


  13. Jessica 05.03.2013 at 9:06 am #

    #widrn: buying your pattern. fabric shopping to follow…

  14. Jessica 05.03.2013 at 9:13 am #

    oh damn girl, look at those fancy new digital illustrations! So profesh!

    • Anna 05.03.2013 at 11:11 am #

      hehe, thank you!!

  15. Patti Veeraplin 05.03.2013 at 9:23 am #

    Wow! It looks amazing! I can’t wait to buy the pattern (and all your other bag patterns, too) and start making them!

  16. DKB 05.03.2013 at 9:58 am #


  17. Amanda 05.03.2013 at 10:30 am #

    Wow, this looks like this would make an awesome diaper bag! (new baby, so diapers on the brain, haha) I love the one I have, but if I need another, I will definitely keep your pattern in mind!! :)

  18. Love Quilting & Patchwork 05.03.2013 at 11:07 am #

    Hi Anna

    I was about to repin the Melody Miller fabric version of the Super Tote on Pinterest, then spotted something interesting in the front pocket! Thank you for letting us help you show off this great design – if you don’t mind, we’ll pop the pic and link on our Facebook page this weekend.

    Warmest wishes
    Jenny, Editor

  19. Lynn 05.03.2013 at 11:34 am #

    Anna it looks great! Gail’s version is amazing… can’t wait to see what the other testers have sewn up. I think I will try to make one for my mom and for my sister for mother’s day as well!

  20. Heather D. 05.03.2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I picked up the pattern and am excited to give it a try! I love the look of it.

  21. Rundum kreativ 05.03.2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Hy Anna.
    I`m not good in English, but ich want to say…..the Bag is great!!!
    Nice Weekend.

  22. Marie 05.03.2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Absolutely love this tote! Of course I already bought the pattern, couldn’t wait for it to be for sale. All of your patterns are awesome. Easy to follow directions, great pictures and always amazingly cute!

  23. Galatina 05.04.2013 at 4:31 am #

    Lovely bag. also love the cardigan – did you make it?

    • Anna 05.04.2013 at 9:32 am #

      I wish I could have made the cardi! It’s from Anthropologie a couple years ago. Someday my goal is to knit a cardigan. :)

  24. Eva 05.04.2013 at 7:59 am #

    Just bought the pattern, yay! :-) Let’s see when I get around to make it, it really would be a great diaper bag!

  25. Bubiknits 05.04.2013 at 8:01 am #

    Absolutely lovely!! Purchased along with the 241 tote, can’t wait to gather all the materials and make it!

  26. Franziska 05.04.2013 at 3:02 pm #

    bought it. Now I have only to buy two more patterns and am “up to date” with buying all patterns. :)

  27. Chrissy Jordan 05.05.2013 at 11:18 am #

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I’ve been on the hunt for a big bag that I can convert into a camera bag for a flight home this summer. It needs to double as a diaper bag, and that’s a tall order!

    Is there anyway you would suggest padding one or two of the pockets?

    • Anna 05.05.2013 at 10:00 pm #

      You could definitely pad some of the pockets. I think you’d just have to fully line the pocket and then baste a thin foam or batting in between. :)

  28. nddphoto 05.05.2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I absolutely love this pattern and can’t wait to make one for myself. But I’m wondering – do you have a secret for how you pick out so many fabrics that all seem to go so well together? Do you use a collection or just eyeball it? What’s your preferred method for fabric shopping?

    • Anna 05.05.2013 at 10:02 pm #

      Oh thank you! :) I usually don’t make projects all from one fabric collection. Most of the time I buy what appeals to me and also pick up a lot of solids/semi-solid fabrics to mix in. As far as the actual shopping goes, I shop online and then when it comes time to make a project I pull from my stash! :)

  29. littleindietribe 05.06.2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Any mothers that have made this, would you feel this would be big enough for a nappy-bag/hand-bag? I wouldn’t need it for a great deal of things other than a few nappies, change of clothes and my own bits and pieces etc…

    • Anna 05.06.2013 at 9:27 pm #

      I’m a mom! It’s definitely roomier and more functional than any diaper bag I ever carried. Check out Spotted Stones Studio’s version, she’s already using it as a diaper bag. :)

  30. Cathy 05.07.2013 at 2:58 am #

    I love your totes!!! All of them~ ♥♥♥

  31. Gina 05.09.2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi Anna, I would like to buy this pattern for a friend. Is there a way to do that? Thank you!

  32. rachel griffith 05.10.2013 at 4:45 pm #

    i want a viewfinder one just like yours.
    call me a copycat.
    i’m totally okay with that.

  33. Lydia 05.12.2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I LOVE the super tote…I think I need one since I’ll be back to carrying a “diaper-like” bag soon!! :) Nice work, Anna! Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful mom and SIL!

  34. Renee 05.13.2013 at 2:27 pm #

    I finally finished mine (will add a photo to the flickr when I get a chance):

  35. PeppiTheCat 05.26.2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Great pattern… and there are billions of possibilities to style the super tote by mixing up different fabrics… love it and … bought it =) Thank you for selling this pattern!

  36. stacy james 06.08.2013 at 2:16 am #

    Charming article to post. Great ideas to prepare patterns. :) Rate-me

  37. Gertie Pye 06.10.2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I just have to have this pattern! I have seen some lovely versions popping up on the blogs I read. It’s just fantabulous x

  38. Vivian 06.11.2013 at 10:50 am #

    Just saw this at the Poppyprint blog and had to order it! Love the look of it and all the roomy compartments. Also love the instant download access too. Great design work!

  39. spolgarquilts 06.25.2013 at 9:31 am #

    I just want to buy this pattern but paypal won’t let me! It keeps saying technical difficulties! Is this an issue on paypal’s end?

    • Anna 06.25.2013 at 9:45 am #

      should go through now, try again! :)

  40. Anonymous 06.29.2013 at 9:23 pm #

    I’m kinda new at this sewing thing….I have made a few bag and a few other small things. I have never made anything that calls for piping so I have no idea how to do it. Is it hard to do? Would this bag be doable for a somewhat beginner? I love this bag and really want to make myself one but I do t want to buy it and it be to hard for me at this point. Thanks in advance for your help!! *Jessica

    • Anna 07.01.2013 at 1:38 pm #

      It’s pretty darn easy! Maybe with a little practice you can have it down pat! I’d say this pattern would be for a confident advanced beginner, possibly intermediate sewist. My runaround bag and 241 tote would be great for a new beginner though!! :)

  41. lagimaya 07.24.2013 at 10:52 am #

    Merci pour ce patron que j’ai beaucoup aimé faire , le résultat peut se voir ici :

    Thank you for this pattern , it’s very wonderfull

  42. Sheila K. 07.25.2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi Anna,
    Just finished my Super Tote and tried to send you pictures on Flickr as you asked at the end of the pattern but for some reason I can’t get them to post. I did post one on your FB page. It took a while to make because I was trying to incorporate a lot of different things other people had posted like another outside zippered pocket. Your pattern is so easy to follow & your tutorials online are very clear. Thanks!

  43. 09.06.2013 at 11:14 am #

    I love this pattern!
    And I’ve made 3 of them and got a lot of response 😀

  44. Colleen 10.10.2013 at 7:00 pm #

    At this point I’m pretty sure I’m just collecting Noodlehead patterns. Gotta have’em! What are you puttin’ in the Kool-Aid, girl?!

  45. Colleen 10.10.2013 at 7:08 pm #

    I’m making the first one for my cousin’s wife. She’s just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after fighting breast cancer for almost 3 years. (Like so many of us, I show my love with handmade prettiness.) She’s the mother of 6 and always on the go. Her oldest tells me she’s a purse and tote kind of a girl and loves showing off her latest finds to fit all of her “mom stuff” in. Thanks again for a phenomenal pattern and for sharing it with us! Incidentally- Noodlehead is the first blog I ever came across. The words “blog” and “tutorial” did not exist in my world before seeing your cute little wallet and pouch tuts. You are very talented and very inspiring! All the best:) – fellow sewist-Colleen

  46. Sara Meza 11.12.2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Hi Anna! I’m writting you from Paraguay, I’m in love with your patterns and today I decided to buy this one to try, does the only way to purchase is by Paypal? Cause we don’t have that here :(
    Do you have a Etsy store or another place where I could use my credit card to pay for it? Thank you.

  47. Anne Anderson 11.17.2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Hello – fell in love with this tote when I saw one a friend made, so I bought the pattern and made my own. It’s the perfect size and comfortable to carry. I was impressed with how well the pattern pieces fit together and how clear the instructions were. Thank you – I plan to make more of these, they are really fun to put together.

  48. Jill 01.23.2014 at 10:11 am #

    LOve the look of this tote, but I would like something more of a purse size…does this had modifications for size variation?

    • Anna 01.23.2014 at 10:59 am #

      I’m sorry, there isn’t size modification instructions, but I have seen many people print the pattern at a certain percentage to downsize it (85% or so). Or I have other more purse size patterns in my shop if you want to take a look:

  49. antonia casellas de asprer 07.26.2014 at 1:45 pm #

    This pattern is en spanish?

  50. Suzie K. 09.25.2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I love the color combinations on this. With a little toddler that loves the outdoor, the bag would be great for any season really to bring along all her toys, snacks, books and whatever else you can think of. So pretty.

  51. Linda Lai 09.26.2014 at 12:07 am #

    I can’t stand the tabs on the end of the zipper.

  52. Amber 05.11.2015 at 10:57 am #

    I love your pattern! Can you do a tutorial on how you made the handles for the tote in the first picture. How far did you measure in to do that fold over in the middle?


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