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bag series: pepin tote

This cute tote is a "go to" bag. Whenever you need to take a water bottle, notebook or extra items for work, car trips or travel, this tote is the perfect combination of convenience and style. Suitable for beginner and experienced sewists alike, make this bag in a bright canvas, patterned canvas or a waxed canvas and choose a fun print for the quilting cotton interior. Finish it off with leather or webbing straps.

With loads of options available, you will want to make this bag over and over again. 

In class we will be teaching students how to make the basic construction of the bag with the metal snap detail on the front pocket. The material requirements list below reflects what will be required for class. Other closure options are also available within the pattern.

Approximate finished dimensions: 13.5" wide x 12' tall x 4' deep

Required Materials
- (1) Pepin Tote pattern by noodlehead
- 1 yd Exterior fabric (recommended fabrics canvas or waxed canvas 7-10oz)
- 2/3yd Lining fabric (recommended quilting cotton)
- 2 yd Fusible woven interfacing - we recommend SF101. If using waxed canvas quantity of interfacing should be 1 1/4yd
- (1) size 24 metal snap 
- (2) 28" x 1" wide leather OR cotton webbing straps for the handles
- (1) spool of coordinating thread

Required Tools
- Rotary Cutter and Acrylic Ruler
- Pins and/or wonder clips (pins are recommended for garment projects)
- seam ripper
- chalk or friction pen
- seam gauge

Ready to go tool kits are available in store!!  Pictured sample was made in Cloud 9 canvas Amber Waves available here

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Students must have completed sewing 101 or a similar level of experience

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Included Materials



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