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Create your own fabulously roomy and spacious tote bag, with a fabulous Japanese-inspired drawstring closure. This pattern comes in two sizes. Small size works great as an everyday tote bag, large size makes a perfect shopping bag. We think these would make the ideal project bags too. Yarn crafters love the drawstring top for allowing yarn to unwind neatly while knitting or crocheting.

Features of the Somerset Tote:
- Japanese inspired drawstring closure
- pleated slip pocket on the inside of the bag
- two sizes to fit your needs
- additional fabric handles instructions

Skill level: Beginner

Sizing info:
SMALL – 11'' tall x 11'' wide on bottom x 6'' deep
LARGE – 13'' tall x 13'' wide on bottom x 7'' deep

The pattern:
You will receive 9 pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make these wonderful tote bags. Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No printed templates are needed to make this bag.

Materials needed to make one small bag:
FABRIC A (main exterior) – 1/2 yard
FABRIC B (drawstring closure) – 1/4 yard
FABRIC C (lining) – 3/4 yard
fusible fleece (I use Pellon 987F) - 1/2 yard
two (2) - 24'' long strips of 1'' wide WEBBING for handles*
two (2) – 40'' long COTTON CORD or RIBBON

*additional instructions provided in case you prefer making your own fabric handles instead

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Linda C
Great pattern

Great size bag, went together like a dream. Sorry I didn’t get a photo before I gave it away