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bag series: poolside tote by noodlehead

The Poolside Tote is ready for all your summer sewing adventures! Make the perfect summer bag for your trips to the pool or beach in this one full-day workshop.

This tote has all sorts of special features:
- it's roomy with fun accents to show off your favorite prints
- exterior zipper pocket 
- exterior slip pocket option
- key loop

The finished dimensions are 7.5" D x 14.5" wide across the base, 14.5" tall, 23.5" wide including handle

Required Materials:

  • Poolside Tote Pattern from Noodlehead available here
  • exterior fabric -  1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)
  • lining fabric -  1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)
  • accent fabric (Handles, pocket lining)  - 3/4 yard
  • accent fabric (facing) - 1/2 yard
  • 10” zipper
  • twill tape or ribbon 1” wide 4.5’’ piece
  • fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20’’ wide) 2-3/4 yards
  • swivel clasp (1’’) or d-ring (1’’)
  • Optional 5/8 yard soft and stable for a more structured finish

Recommended Fabrics: home dec, heavy linen, denim, canvas, twill, duck cloth, for exterior and lining. Quilting cotton for accent fabrics.

Required Tools: 

- Tape Measure 
- Rotary Cutter and Acrylic Ruler OR Fabric scissors
- Pins and/or wonder clips (pins are recommended for garment projects)
- seam ripper
- chalk or friction pen
- seam gauge

We have modified our classes to comply with the CDC guidelines and NJ Executive Order 152. Classes will be limited to six students, their stations will be at least 6 feet away from each other and whilst they are able to maintain social distancing students are not required to wear a mask, however where social distancing cannot be maintained (e.g. moving around the classroom) masks will be required, so please ensure you bring one. The instructor will be wearing one. In addition, students are required to supply their own tools as identified in the tools list above. 

Students must arrive to class on time, with all materials purchased and cut ready to start construction. To assist students we are offering a Friday night cutting session available here.  

All materials are available in our shop at 15% discount to enrolled students

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Confident beginner
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090