Pepin Tote Pattern


Available on backorder


This bag will go with you to and from work, on car trips, and anywhere you travel when you need to stash a notebook and extra items that don’t normally fit in your purse. Anna is happy to be able to share this with you and hope you enjoy sewing it up and putting it to use. This is a quick tote designed with a few optional add-ons if you’re feeling up to it. Otherwise, it is beautiful and useful in its simplicity as is.

Skill Level: Beginner

+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 13½” wide x 12” tall x 4” deep [34.3 cm x 30.5 cm x 10.2 cm]

Materials needed:

  • 1 yd* [91.4 cm] Exterior Fabric

  • 2/3 yd [61 cm] Lining Fabric (includes interior pocket)
  • 2 yds [1.9 m] Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101-20”/51 cm-wide)

  • (Optional) 3/4” [18mm] magnetic snap, for top closure

  • (Optional) (1) size 24 metal snap, for Front Pocket

  • (Optional) (1) 20" [51 cm] zipper, for recessed zipper closure

  • (2) 28” x 1” [71.1 cm x 2.5 cm] wide leather straps OR (2) 28” x 1” [71.1 cm x 2.5 cm] wide cotton webbing, for Handles

  • Recommended Fabrics: Canvas or waxed canvas^ (7-10 oz.) for exterior fabric, quilting cotton for lining

    if using waxed canvas (8-10 oz.), reduce fusible woven interfacing to 1 ¼ yd and do not interface exterior fabric pieces

    * if using non-directional exterior fabric reduce to 2/3 yd [61 cm]

    Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, gridded ruler, rotary cutter, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle

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Anna Graham


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