Introducing the Goin’ Uptown Tote by Andrie Designs! This darling large tote bag pattern is exactly what you need when going uptown for a day. It’s perfect for showing off your favourite fabric, and the pieced outer panels really lend themselves to any number of fabric/pattern combinations!
The Goin’ Uptown Tote features an outer zipper pocket on both the front and back, giving you quick and easy access to frequently used items such as your mobile phone and keys.
It has a recessed zipper to close, ensuring all your goodies stay tucked safely inside the bag, and an inner zipper pocket also for added storage.
The piping added around the sides and top of the bag are definitely a favourite feature – helping any fabric you use POP and stand out. It’s the perfect bag for goin’ uptown!!!
This bag would also make a fantastic diaper/nappy bag, holding up to 8 modern cloth nappies (all-in-ones), 2 wet bags, a change mat and baby wipes!
The pattern contains 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. It is suitable for an advanced beginner-intermediate sewer. All pattern pieces have been digitally drawn. Wary of zippers? Don’t be! Throughout the pattern I give detailed and comprehensive instructions and photos to make adding the zippers an easy and stress-free experience.
The finished size of the Goin’ Uptown Tote is as follows:
- Width at base – 15” (38cm)
- Height – 11” (28cm)
- Depth at base – 4” (10cm)
- Strap drop – 10” (25cm)
- Fabric (i.e. quilting cotton) as follows: Outer and handles – 3/4yd (0.75m), Lining – 1/2yd (0.5m), Piping – 1/2yd (0.5m)
- Light-medium weight fusible interfacing (i.e. Pellon Shapeflex SF101, Legacy Shapeflex L-SF101) (based on a 40” (100cm) width) – 3/4yd (0.75m)
- Fusible fleece (i.e. Pellon Thermolam 971F, Vilene H640) – 1/2yd (0.5m)
- Firm fusible stabilizer (i.e. Pellon’s Peltex #71F, Legacy #71F) – 17¾” x 4” (45cm x 10cm)
- Rectangular rings x4 – 1” (2.5cm) size
- Cotton cording – 5/32” (4.5mm) size/size 2, 3yds (3m) long (or 3yds/3m of premade piping)
- Coordinating dress/all purpose zippers – 1 – 7” (18cm), 2 – 6” (15cm)
- Coordinating #5 nylon open end zipper – 1 – 16” (40cm)
- Fabric glue/wash away fabric tape (optional but helps)
- Coordinating thread, scissors and general sewing supplies including a heavy duty needle (Universal size 12 or 14).
For pattern sets click here.
You can read the review from Pattern Revolution here.
You can purchase the hardware kit for this pattern from Betty Box Pleat and Bobbin Girl.
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– 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.
Faye Shedlock –
I recently purchased the goin uptown tote….have it cut out…trying to get time over the holidays to sew it up. Cant wait…have read it several times and love it. Love your writing and designing abilities! Keep the patterns coming PLEASE!
This bag looks like an awesome one to make. I love the idea that it’s big enough to use as a diaper bag and stylish too!
Beth Jessup Pavolini –
I bought this pattern a few days ago and am looking forward to starting work on it. Looks to be a great bag!
Fiona Popp –
I haven’t made this yet but I can’t wait! It looks like a very versatile pattern
Ana Cristina Machado –
I have this pattern in the top of my to do list., But with all the tests I don´t have the time yet. But I love how it looks. I think the hard part is to choose the fabric 😉
Brinkley Rayne –
I have this pattern, I sadly haven’t made it yet, though. From making others of “Poppet patterns” I know that the pattern writing style is very easy to follow! And from seeing all of the beautiful bags that have been made from this pattern, I know it is a great way to showcase some beautiful prints! Can’t wait to get started on mine soon!
Katherine Beckwith –
I absolutely love this bag. Depending on the fabrics chosen it can be a cute and fun bag or a serious work bag. I have the pieces cut out and am waiting for some extended time to get it sewn. This is not a difficult project (and the instructions will walk you through beautifully) but I simply need time for this perfectionist to put all of the pieces together and make that matching piping.
Melissa B –
I have this pattern and I cannot wait to make it. My biggest problem is deciding what fabrics to use. So many possibilities! 🙂
Rose Sabey –
This is a great patter to make, easy to follow instructions. I love that it is so versatile too, you can change it up for a different look too! Thanks for a great pattern!
Terrie Blackett –
I adore this bag, love to see it pop up on new feeds, can’t wait until I have enough skill to make it ;0)
AMB (verified owner) –
This is a fabulous bag! The pattern is written in a very detailed manner, which is great for those of us who are analytic.
coleen.curtis (verified owner) –
Haven’t had time to make this one yet but have read through the pattern, as usual it is well designed and written.
I have the fabric on the sewing table so will be my next project.
Thank you Lisa for your wonderful patterns
Peg (verified owner) –
This is a great pattern with clear and concise instructions and excellent photographs. The finished bag looks professional and classy. All in all, a great pattern.
Liv (verified owner) –
Just one of my favourites! I was sitting there with a lot of pattern pieces, and I really had no clue! Just read the pattern, follow the step-by-step instructions and it will all come together almost by macig! A wonderful pattern and so easy to finish. I’m definitely making more of this bag!
katyferris57 (verified owner) –
I made the Uptown Tote from vinyl, so omitted the piping to reduce the bulk. It worked beautifully. I made this as a present for my daughter-in-law and she is also very pleased with it.