Maker’s Tote


Maker’s Tote pattern by Noodlehead.

This carry-all tote is a spin on a classic doctor’s bag, but designed with handy on-the-go storage in mind.

Suitable for intermediates/advanced.

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Maker’s Tote by Noodlehead

This carry-all tote is for the makers, the creatives, and the go-getters. It’s a spin on a classic doctor’s bag, but designed with handy on-the-go storage in mind. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this tote will be sure to keep whatever you need close at hand and organized.

Special features:

  • 2 sizes
  • Zippered back pocket
  • Top zipper closure (optional)
  • Interior pockets
  • Great for portable craft supply storage!

Approximate finished dimensions: 16” W, 13” H, 7 ½” deep (12” W, 10”H, 6” deep – Small)

Skill Level: 

Intermediate/Advanced. Should be confident at sewing bias binding, previous bag making experience will be helpful.

Materials needed:

Requirements based on 44” wide fabric
( ) = indicate requirements for small size tote

Exterior fabric, 5/8 yard (1/2 yard for small tote)
Lining fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard for small tote)
Pocket fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard for small tote)
Accent fabric (includes binding and handles, 1/2 yard)
Fusible Woven Interfacing (20″-wide), 1 1/2 yards
Fusible Mid-weight Interfacing (44″-wide), 1 yard
Pellon FlexFoam -20” wide 1 yard
18” separating “Jacket” zipper (14” for small tote) Or you can substitute 2-3 additional sets of snaps if not installing a zipper.
10” non-separating zipper for tote back (7” for small tote)

Recommended Fabrics:

Cotton Canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, twill, home dec or quilting cotton for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining and pockets.

Additional supplies and tools:

Thread, water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, two 1/4” x 5” strips of leather/ribbon for zipper pulls, denim needle, one size 24 pronged metal snap set, snap setting tool, binder clips, pinking shears, washable fabric glue stick, 25mm bias tape maker, ¼”-wide fusible web tape

Additional information

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Skill Level

Advanced, Advanced Intermediate


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