The Tansy Zippered Tote - PDF Sewing Pattern
The Tansy Zippered tote is a larger sized bag with a zippered main closure, 2 front zippered pockets and great details such as vinyl/faux leather accents and side straps attached with rivets. On the inside of the bag, there is 1 zippered pocket and 3 slip pockets. The strap is adjustable.
Since this bag uses vinyl or faux leather, I highly recommend the use of a walking foot or roller foot attachment for your machine.
This bag also requires the installation of rivets which is not covered in huge detail in the pattern. There is a link to a fantastic tutorial in the pattern that explains how to select the size of your rivets as well as basic installation instructions.
1/2 yard Exterior fabric
1/4 yard Faux Leather/Vinyl (assuming home decor width)
1 yard quilt weight cotton
1/2 yard fusible for exterior fabric pieces
3/4 yard lightweight fusible for pockets
1/2 yard heavyweight sew-in interfacing for exterior
(1) 12” zipper (metal or nylon)
(2) 8” zippers for exterior (will be cut down)
(1) 8” zipper for interior
(1) 1.25” rectangle slide
(2) 1.25” or 1.5” O-rings
(12) rivets (see Before you Begin section to select size)
Addtitional Tools Required:
- rivet setting tools: awl or hole punch, anvil and setter
- fray check
- double sided tape (DST)
- walking foot or roller foot attachment
Width: 15" W at bottom
Height: 10" H
Depth: 3.75" D
SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is best for intermediate/advanced sewing skills. It will take about 4-5 hours to complete this bag.