Sidekick Tote PDF Pattern

Please note: This is a digital (PDF) sewing pattern.

I love using this bag! The exterior pocket is just perfect. I don't think I'll ever carry another bag that doesn't have an exterior pocket, you just NEED one. It's a perfect spot to stash your phone, keys, and even a pair of sunglasses. Make it patchwork or use a single print, it's beautiful either way. Best of all, the recessed zipper keeps everything safely inside. Wear it over your shoulder or cross-body style, the adjustable strap lets you choose. Great for those busy days of errand running or kid chasing!

Special features:

  • 2 tote sizes to make
  • recessed zipper
  • 2 exterior pocket styles
  • adjustable strap (perfect for cross-body wearing)

In this pattern you'll find:

  • step-by-step instructions with detailed professional illustrations
  • full size print-at-home pattern pieces

Skill Level/Dimensions/Materials:

Approx. Finished Dimensions: Small: 12” tall by 12.5” wide Large: 14” tall by 13” wide

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 yard exterior (1 yard if using single fabric strap)
  • 3/4 yard lining
  • Fat Quarter (18''x 22'') Accent fabric (interior slip pocket and bias tape trim)
  • Fat Quarter (18''x 22'') Accent fabric 2 (exterior pocket and flap)
  • 1 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing - Pellon SF101 (1 3/4 yards if using single fabric strap)
  • 12” zipper*
  • 1.5” adjustable strap slider and 1.5'' rectangular ring
  • hook & loop Tape (Velcro) 3/4” wide by 1.25” long OR 14mm magnetic snap
  • thread
  • water soluble pen
  • walking foot is helpful
  • size 16 needle (most helpful for topstitching)
  • ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter

*PLEASE NOTE: this pattern is written for fixed-length zippers (not zipper by the yard, if using zipper by the yard please add 1.5" to the length of each designated zipper)

Pattern/Download Information:

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  • Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished Sidekick Totes made using this pattern (on a home based scale).
  • This is a 20 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces (some of which will be taped together after printing), and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations.
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