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Sacotin on craftsy.com
France - Provence

Hi I'm Véronique Pinson (you can call me Véro), Sacôtin founder and designer.
I'm French and after living in the US (Washington DC) and the UK (Brighton) for a while, I've settled down back in ...

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Cabôtin Tote bag

from Sacôtin
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cabôtin Tote bag
Cabôtin Tote bag Faux leather Cabotin
Cabôtin Tote bag
Cabôtin Tote bag
Cabôtin Tote bag
Cabôtin Tote bag

Pattern Description:

Cabotin is a large and versatile tote bag, easily customizable to make it show your signature style for any occasion.

A perfect canvas to showcase a texture, a beautiful print or express your creativity!

Cabotin closes with a magnetic snap and a bias trim brings contrast to the upper edge and handles.

The interior of the bag is neat and well organized with 2 large pockets: a partitioned patch pocket and a zippered pocket.

Optional : bag bottom and feet.

#A word about the name of this pattern#
As this is a French play on words : tote is "cabas" in French so cabas + Sacotin = Cabotin.

Cabotin also means something in French, it could be translated as "show off" when speaking of a person... but in a cute way ;).

#Instructions and pattern#

Instructions for the pattern are 20 pages long including 8 pages for the full scale pattern.
Seam allowance is included and measurements are given **both in cm and inches.**

In the PDF file you will find :

-Detailed and illustrated sewing instructions
-Full scale pattern
-A list of essential supplies
-Instructions for pattern tile assembly
-A cutting layout

#Also in French#
The pattern and instructions presented here are in English, but being French, I'm selling both the French and English versions of this pattern on my website : www.sacotin.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width 34 cm (13 1/2")
  • Height 35 cm (14")
  • Depth 10 cm (4")


  • Fabric : Fabric : Medium weight woven - cotton, cotton canvas, linen, faux leather, oilcloth, vinyl, waxed fabric, twill, denim, suede,... **60 cm (24'')*
  • Lining : Light weight woven : cotton, cotton satin,... **70 cm (28")
  • Fusible interfacing ** 55 cm (22")
  • Sew-in fleece, polar fleece or fusible fleece **35 cm (14")

You Will Also Need:

  • Bias tape : 20 to 30 mm (6/8" to 1") wide and 2.5 meters (2 3/4 yd) long
  • One 25 cm (10") zipper.
  • 1 magnetic snap, diameter 1.4 to 1.8 cm (4/8" to 6/8").
  • Size 100 needles for "Handles", "Bias" and "Assemble the bag" steps

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