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.
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 and video.
- (2) leather straps
- (8) medium rapid rivets
- (1) magnetic snap
- bag bottom
- fleece interfacing
- woven interfacing
- exterior fabric - Paintbrush Studio Organic Cotton Canvas
- lining fabric (Worker Chambray)
- sew-on label
- pattern pieces on copy weight paper
- detailed instructions
- full video tutorial
With each kit, you can make 1 bag. This project requires a sewing machine. The pattern and instructions can be used again with your own fabric!
These handles are real leather. They are hand cut with English Point ends. Each handle is pre-punched with 4 holes so they can be attached with rivets to the bag.
Each handle is cut 25" from end to end and cut from 9/10oz leather. They are 3/4" wide. Over time they will soften nicely. Since they are natural leather, they may have small cracks or imperfections and the color may darken or change a bit over time.
It should sew up fairly quickly. We make these bags in about 3 hours start to finish in our workshops in Melrose, MA.