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This Tote Bag is not big but it is mighty! The designer designed it with knitting projects in mind but it is perfect as an everyday bag or for carrying any sort of craft with you wherever you need to go.

Features of the Albany Project Tote Bag:

  • Strong webbing straps,
  • Large front slip pocket,
  • Inner zipper box pocket,
  • Two inner slip pockets with sections for your craft materials or just pens and a phone.

Finished size:
Dimensions: 13" long x 9 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" deep

Skill Level:
Confident beginner to intermediate. The designer says "no really nasty surprises here but some knowledge is assumed".

Materials needed:

  • ½ yard of canvas fabric,
  • ½ yard of lining fabric to match or coordinate,
  • ¾ yard of style-vil foam interfacing or similar,
  • Fat eighth S320 fusible interfacing or similar,
  • 1 yard of cotton piping cord for the handles. This just needs to be thick enough to fit into the webbing and leave a bit extra room on the webbing for stitching. Its main purpose is to fill out the part of the handle which is folded and stitched so the size is not critical. Have a rummage in your stash and see what you can use,
  • Eight antique brass rivets,
  • A rivet setting tool (or you can use the tools which come in the box with the rivets),
  • One ½” antique brass snap for the front pocket,
  • One antique brass magnetic snap for the main closure,
  • Two ½” yards of 1 ½” wide webbing in a coordinating colour,
  • One 7” plastic zipper for the box pocket in the lining,
  • Coordinating threads for all fabrics and trims,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

The pattern:
Contains 10 pages of detailed instructions plus colour photos to illustrate some of the steps. The pattern instructions give links to lots of additional tutorials and tips, for example, if you are new to zipper box pockets. This is a measure and cut pattern which means that you don’t have any templates (pattern pieces) to print off and match up- Yay! You need a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles. You can transfer the cutting measurements to paper to create your own paper template/pattern piece if you prefer to use them.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.