Pattern - Anna Graham Explorer Tote

Beautiful patterns from Anna Graham of Noodlehead. This is a paper pattern for the Explorer Tote. Great for an overnight stay or weekend getaway. Or, make the smaller size as a large purse.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • front pocket, divided back pocket, and large divided interior slip pocket
  • open top or recessed zipper closure options, flap with closure provides extra security for both
  • large size includes short handles and a detachable strap, small size features over the shoulder straps.
MATERIALS NEEDED:

+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. 

( ) indicates requirements for the small size bag

    • Exterior fabric 1 yards (1 yard)
    • Lining fabric 1 3/4 yards (1 yard)
    • Contrast Bottom 1/2 yard
    • Accent fabric (includes strap/handles) 1/2 yard (1/4 yard)
    • Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20" wide) 2 1/4 yards (2 yards)
    • Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F 44" wide) 3/4 yard (1/2 yard)
    • Fusible Mid-weight Interfacing (Pellon 809 44" wide) 1 yard (1/2 yard)
    • (2) 1" wide metal D rings (large only - for detachable strap)
    • 1 1/2" wide metal strap slider (large only)
    • (2) 1 1/2" wide metal swivel snaps (large only)
    • 24" (20") purse zipper (for optional recessed zipper closure)
    • Small Turn Lock (approx. 1 3/8" x 3/4" is recommended)

Recommended Fabrics: Waxed Canvas for contrast bottom, Waxed canvas, cotton Canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, twill, home dec or quilting cotton for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining. If substituting regular canvas for contrast bottom, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (1/2 yard of byAnnie's Soft and Stable recommended).

Additional supplies and tools: Polyester thread, water soluble pen/tailor's chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, seam sealant (such as Fray Check), denim or Microtex needle, pinking shears, small scrap of heavy interfacing - Pellon Peltex 71F, (optional) two (one) 8-9mm rivets/rivet settler, (optional) one (size 24) pronged metal snap and snap setter for large tote.

Finishes dimensions:

LARGE - 22" W, 14" H, 7" deep

(SMALL - 18"W, 13"H, 4" deep)

 



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