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Cabôtin Tote bag

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(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 :

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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About the designer

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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