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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:

+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric

  • 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.

Students should come to class with all materials purchased and cut ready for class. To assist students we are offering a Friday night cutting session the night before class so you can come on the Saturday ready to construct your tote. The cutting session is available here.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Confident beginner
Instructor: Julie Horne

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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