Creative’s Tote

Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

USD $7.48USD $10.49

An easy to follow sewing pattern to create your very own Creative’s Tote. This large sized tote bag has been specifically designed with the creative maker in mind. It comes with several pocket options, both inside and outside the tote, allowing you to completely customise it to suit your needs. Whether it be for sewing, knitting, arts and crafts, or simply to carry your books and belongings in on a daily basis, the Creative’s Tote is bound to meet your needs, and then some!

~ The Creative’s Tote was first featured in Issue #84 of the Australian ‘Quilters Companion’ magazine (click here), and has recently been featured in the Quilt Me A Bag blog series (click here) ~

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Introducing the Creative’s Tote by Andrie Designs! This ‘design your own’ tote bag pattern will step you through each and every stage of designing and creating your very own Creative’s Tote.

~ The Creative’s Tote was first featured in Issue #84 of the Australian ‘Quilters Companion’ magazine (click here), and has recently been featured in the Quilt Me A Bag blog series (click here) ~

The Creative’s Tote is a large sized tote bag that has been designed specifically with the creative maker in mind. It comes with several pocket options, both inside and out, allowing you to completely customise it to suit your needs. It also comes with both a handles option and a shoulder strap option as well.

Whether it be for sewing, knitting, arts and crafts, or simply to carry your books and belongings in on a daily basis, the Creative’s Tote is bound to meet your needs, and then some!

This pattern comes with two files – the pattern instructions/pieced pattern pages, and a large print pattern pieces file suitable for printing at your local print shop on the correct sized paper. It has 11 pages of clear, detailed instructions.

Wary of zippers and piping? Don’t be! Throughout the pattern I give detailed and comprehensive instructions and diagrams to make installing the zipper/s, and/or adding the piping, an easy and stress-free experience. This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner sewer. All pattern pieces have been digitally drawn.

The finished size of the Creative’s Tote is as follows:

  • Width at base – 13” (33cm)
  • Depth – 5” (13cm)
  • Height in centre – 15” (38cm)

Materials Required (NOTE: fabric requirements below cover TOTAL quantities for ALL options):

  • Fabric for the outer (e.g. quilting cotton) – 5/8yd (58cm)
  • Fabric for the lining (e.g. quilting cotton) – 5/8yd (58cm)
  • Fabric for all outer pockets (e.g. quilting cotton) – up to 3/4yd (69cm)
  • Fabric for all lining pockets (e.g. quilting cotton) – up to 1yd (91cm)
  • Fabric for the handles, strap and piping (e.g. quilting cotton) – up to 1¾yd (1.6m)
  • Light-medium weight fusible interfacing (i.e. Pellon Shapeflex SF101, Legacy Shapeflex L-SF101) – up to 3½yds (3.2m) based on a 40” (100cm) width
  • By Annie’s Soft and Stable Foam Interfacing (or equivalent foam) – 5/8yd (58cm)
  • Firm Fusible Stabiliser (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F) – 3” x 6” (7.6cm x 15cm)
  • 4 magnetic snaps (2 to close tote, 1 each for Main Lining Pockets) – ¾” (18mm) size
  • 6 rectangular rings (4 for Handles, 2 for Shoulder Strap) – 1½” (3.8cm) size
  • 1 slider (for Shoulder Strap) – 1½” (3.8cm) size
  • 2 coordinating dress zippers (for Inner Zipper Pockets) – 10” (25cm) length
  • Cotton cording – 3/32” size (2.5mm size)/size 00, 2¼yds (2m) long (or 2¼yds/2m of premade piping)
  • Fabric glue/wash away tape, coordinating thread, scissors and general sewing supplies.

For pattern sets click here.

You can purchase the hardware and interfacing kit for this pattern from Handbag Hardware Australia and Bobbin Girl.

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Andrie Designs Copyright 2017
All Rights Reserved

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Copyright Information:
– Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it.
– This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.

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8 reviews for Creative’s Tote

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Missy Bauer (verified owner)

    Awesome bag and awesome pattern! Clear and well written instructions.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Roberta Newton (verified owner)

    I haven’t made the pattern yet, but saw all the pics of bags for this pattern and thought they were really nice, that’s why I wanted to give it a try.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Belinda Sampson (verified owner)

    Fantastic pattern, as always Lisa’s instructions are easy to follow! This bag has pockets upon pockets! Fantastic for many uses, I’m using mine as my day to day bag.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda Scott (verified owner)

    Fairly new pattern I haven’t made just yet, but it’s on my list now as “next”. Can’t wait!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy Macdonald (verified owner)

    I haven’t made the bag yet, but the pattern instructions are well set out and will be easy to follow.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    florria carrell

    i haven’t made this bag yet but i was impressed with the way it look . love the photos of it. can’t wait till i do make it. it will probably be my first homemade bag when i do.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crystal (verified owner)

    Well-written pattern that goes together without any problems or issues. I made 7 within a week and every recipient loved them. I really love how the lining pieces have their own pattern piece to prevent saggy and too big linings. Another superb pattern!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anne (verified owner)

    This is a large bag with many pockets, both inside and outside, some divided into smaller pockets. You have the choice of handles and/or shoulder strap. Lisa gives permission to sell bags made with the pattern, but this is not a bag to be sold cheaply at the school fete: requirements include 4 magnetic snap buttons ($24.00), 4 rectangle rings ($4), wadding or By Annie Soft and stable ($20), and a 10″ zipper (2.50, 3m fabric, 3m iron-on interfacing. A considerable number of pieces are to be cut out and all interfaced. I used a heavier linen-like fabric and did not interface the larger pieces. The recommendation to interface the lining seems un-necessary except for small squares behind the magnetic snaps.
    All pieces fitted together smoothly but I sighed with relief when the last piece was attached!
    Lisa recommends piping the top edge of the bag and outside pockets. On the top edge of the bag you are attaching piping to interfaced pieces plus foam/wadding. I found it difficult to stitch close enough to the piping to keep it even, and I have plenty experience with piping. If I were using fabric in vivid colours I would omit the piping.
    Would I make this tote again? I am pleased with the one I made but probably would choose something less complex if making for a special friend.

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