Explorer Tote PDF Pattern

$10.00

Note: This is a digital (PDF) sewing pattern.

Enjoy filling up the large size tote for an overnight getaway! Or make the small tote size for everyday use.

Special features:

  • front pocket, divided back pocket,and large divided interior slip pocket

  • open top or recessed zipper closure options, flap with closure provides extra security for both

  • large size includes short handles and a detachable strap, small size features over the shoulder straps

Skill Level: Advanced beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 22” W, 14” H, 7” deep – large (18” W, 13” H, 4” deep – small)

Please see materials list and purchasing information below!

 

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Product Description

Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.

Size small noted in { }.

  • 1 yard Exterior Fabric
  • 1 3/4 yard {1 yard} Lining Fabric (includes interior pocket)
  • 1/2 yard Contrast Bottom*
  • ½ yard {¼ yard} Accent Fabric (includes strap/handles)
  • 2 ¼ yards {2 yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)
  • 3/4 yard {½ yard} Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F – 44” wide)
  • 1 yard {½ yard} Fusible Medium-weight Interfacing (Pellon 809 – 44” wide)
  • (2) 1”-wide metal D-rings (large only – for detachable strap)
  • 1 ½”-wide metal strap slider (large only – for detachable strap)
  • (2) 1 ½”-wide metal swivel snaps (large only – for detachable strap)
  • 24” {20”} purse zipper (for optional recessed zipper closure)
  • Small Turn Lock (approx. 1-3/8” x 3/4”  is recommended)

Recommended Fabrics: *Waxed Canvas for contrast bottom. Waxed canvas, cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, home dec for exterior. Medium weight (5-6 oz.) fabric for accent. Quilting cotton for lining.

*If substituting fabric types for contrast bottom, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie’s Soft and Stable recommended).

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, seam sealant (such as Fray Check), denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears, small scrap of heavy interfacing – Pellon Peltex 71F, (optional) two {one} 8-9mm rivets/rivet setter, (optional) one (size 24) pronged metal snap and snap setter for large tote

Purchasing Information:

  • Download links expire after 12 months OR after 9 download attempts. Please download the pattern file to your computer for future use.
  • This pattern is a PDF file instant download. Please be sure to check your email address listed in your PayPal profile (or email address you entered), the instant download link will be sent to that email address (a receipt screen with the download link will also pop up after you complete the transaction).
  • This is a PDF pattern with rotary cutting instructions/measurements and printable label sheet, full-size pattern piece for the flap, and includes detailed step-by-step instructions and over 45 detailed illustrations.
  • Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished Explorer Totes made using this pattern (on a home-based scale).
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Shipping & Delivery

All prices are USD.

  • Shipping on leather handles via USPS First Class mail.
  • PDFs are delivered automatically to the email address you enter at checkout.
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