*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote

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*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote Pattern


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*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote At your side, ready to help you sew!
*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote Zipped up and ready to go!
*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote Tames computer/camera stuff really well!
*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote At the coffee shop...
*Special* Bionic Gear Bag Notions Tote All of the stuff it holds!

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Able to straight stitch - zig zagging is optional
  • Ability or Willing to learn to cut fabric accurately
  • Know or willing to learn easy zipper installations
  • No fear of your sewing machine... You're ready to go for it!

Pattern Description:

*** Please see the link above for a detailed demo video of this bag's features & more pics. ***

*NOW On Special* A new revision with a cool, new accessory feature is just around the corner. (Buy now, and you'll get a copy free when v1.1 is available.) This pattern will be going up to $12.50 when the new pattern launches.

Please do a search for "RipStitcher" on YouTube to find a video that shows the new Needle Wallet that is designed to work perfectly with your Bionic Gear Bag.

To get in on low new launch special prices for new patterns, you must sign up for the email list on http://bionicgearbag.com/join-mailing-list to get notified. There's one coming SOON! Don't miss out. :)

So about this pattern:

Let's have some fun!

You're going to love yours & all of your friends are going to want one!

Pattern only, gear not included. :)

If you're a novice sewer, as long as you're comfortable with your machine, I think you can do this bag with the help that is provided:
1. The 35 page PDF you download here has lots of pictures to illustrate the process.
2. Additional pics, videos, tutorials & Sew Alongs on www.bionicgearbag.com
3. My email address if you need more help is in the pattern.

Originally designed to be multipurpose for electronic gizmo management and to hold sewing notions for classes, retreats, RVing, etc., I've had a few of my scrapbooking friends want one. Too bad they don't sew, huh? :)

Besides stitching crafts... it's sized well for use as a mobile "desk drawer" when working/studying at coffee shops, on airplanes (will fit on a tray table nicely), etc. Suitable for travel: cosmetics, jewelry, or art supplies organizer. Student backpacks, too - no more little stuff rolling around in the bottom of the kids' school bags.

Makes a spectacular gift.

Its origins: I *was* the official "pack horse" when my granddaughter and I went to sew together at our local quilt guild's sewing days.

There just wasn't a right-sized bag out there that would hold a couple of the bigger items that I just won't live without - especially the magnetic pin dish & dish of Wonder Clips.

The kiddo even now manages to keep all of her own notions neatly rounded up instead of everything getting spread out and misplaced.

It's a perfect "bug out" bag for sewing and other arts/crafts/travel/workin' stuff.

"The Box" is a handy main feature. (My sewing friends named it that.) When open, you have a large, shallow, four-sided front piece that will securely hold frequently used items that stay conveniently within reach and are easy to see to grab. Small items won't scoot off the table.

Other Features:
Purposefully designed compartments to store specific things safely & securely.
Zipper ends are secured within the seams for a durable, clean, finished look.
Opens quickly to expose everything you need. No digging for things. You're going to love "The Box" . :)
Optional fabric "dish" or other "Futz Factor" items personalize your bag.

Want to sell your bags? Sure! If you personally build these, feel free to sell them or give them away. After all, your awesome finished bag is existing on our planet because of *you* and it's yours, isn't it? The only thing I ask: if you are going to sell these online or in boutiques, etc - please give me a plug on the tag or in your description that includes "www.bionicgearbag.com" and "(c) Sally Thompson 2014" as the source of the design. Be sure and put your name on it, too... it's nice to be able to thank you later when I hear from your happy buyers. :)

Invitations to link to your blog and Etsy shop, etc, are welcomed. Likewise, if you'd like to teach this project, please get in touch with me and I'll give you a special rate on patterns for your class so you can make a buck, too. :)

No copying, sharing or redistribution of this pattern is permitted without written permission.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximate Measurements:
  • Closed: 5" in diameter, 16" circumference, 9.5" wide
  • Fully Open: 9.5" wide, 10" deep (front to back), 4.25" tall
  • Nine compartments, four with zippers.


  • Sewing Machine, zipper foot
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat
  • Iron, steam or spray water, spray starch
  • Disappearing Marker or Chalk Marker
  • Pins
  • Optional, but nice: Clover Wonder Clips
  • Note: Microtex sewing machine needles in 80/12 & 90/14 are nice.

You Will Also Need:

  • Quilting Weight Cotton - 1.25 yard
  • Interfacing- like Pellon SF101 Shape Flex -1 yard
  • Batting - 10" x 17" piece (optional for exterior)
  • Thread
  • One 22" Polyester or Nylon Zipper
  • Four 9" Polyester or Nylon Zippers
  • Optional: 2 Snaps (Magnetic is nice) for optional fabric dish
  • Note: it's fun to mix up the fabrics - this is a fun stash buster project.
  • Note: Batting - I like a scrap of cotton or fusible lightweight

About Designer

About Designer

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by RipStitcher
Castle Rock, Colorado
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Learned to knit & sew when I was 7 or 8 from my uber-spectacular creative Mom. The greatest joy now is watching my 8 year old granddaughter enjoy artsy/fartsy & sewing crafts.

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