Market Tote Bag Sewing Pattern from Crosscut Sewing Co.Sold Out
The Market Tote is a simple and stylish tote bag perfect for work, knitting projects, errands or travel. Although simple in design, every detail of this bag has been carefully considered and refined.
It should sew up fairly quickly. We make these bags in about 3 hours start to finish in our workshops in Melrose, MA.
Its shape fits comfortably under the arm. The handles should fit comfortably over the shoulder but do not let the bag hit the ground when held in hand. The inside divided pocket can be customized to fit a phone or whatever you like. This pattern has been simplified to be easy to sew even for beginners. It is a great way to show off a favorite fabric. Through making countless bags and teaching hundreds of people to make this bag in person over the last few years, I have learned the most common questions and challenges and tried to answer them in the instructions.
The bag is a blank canvas. Show off a bold print or make a classic bag to go with everything. No matter the style, the genuine leather handles take this handmade bag to the next level. I hope you love it as much as I do.
The printed version has the pattern pieces printed on 18" x 24" copy weight paper. The print at home version can be printed on US letter size paper and assembled.
Fabric amounts are based on 44” wide fabric. The fabric requirements
are rounded to the nearest ¼ yard for purchasing purposes.
½ yard exterior fabric
½ yard lining fabric (cotton or chambray)
¼ yard of non-directional fabric for the pocket
½ yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece (omit for waxed canvas)
½ yard interlining (only for waxed canvas)
1 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex® or lightweight woven interfacing
¼ Yard of Peltex® Ultra Firm Stabilizer
(1) 3/4” Magnetic Snap
(2) 25” pre-punched leather straps*
(8) 5/16” post Speedy Double Cap Rivet*
* These items are available as a kit at crosscutsewingco.com.