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Everyone needy a reliable buddy to go shopping with! This tote bag is the answer - it has oodles of room and pockets all over to keep everything in its place. The recessed zipper keeps your precious purchases safe and tidy too.

Don't be put off by the zippers though. I have written a couple of complimentary blogs which are free for you to learn in more detail how to deal with zips. The links are all in your pattern.

Special features:
- lined slip pockets inside
- four zipper box pockets
-recessed zipper
-hard-wearing waxed cotton base

Sizing info:
Dimensions: 14" high x 16" wide x 5" deep

Skill level:
Intermediate to experienced - mostly easy but there are one or two areas which need some careful measuring. But there is a companion blog to help focusing on the recessed zipper and also the box zipper pockets and there are TIPS all the way through the pattern explaining why you are doing something and giving added information to help you on your sewing journey. This pattern is a skill builder!

Materials needed:
½- ¾ yd. printed canvas (depending on the width of the fabric)
10” waxed cotton to coordinate with your canvas
¾ yd. lining fabric
1 ½” yds. foam interfacing
F8th fusible interfacing
Everything Else:
15” metal zipper for the top of the bag
2x 4 ½” metal zippers for the bag front
1x 7” metal zipper for the bag back
1x 7” plastic zipper for the lining
Small strips of leather or vegan leather to decorate the zipper pulls. You need about 6” sq.
4x rivets to match the colour of your zipper teeth

The pattern:
This pattern gives you 12 pages of detailed instructions with colour photos. 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.