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Molecular biologist turned patternmaker - that is me, CarlaC. I'm mama to a sweet little boy named Louie and wife to an amazing chef named Delmar. I spend my days doing interesting experiments with ...

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Tailored Totes

from Scientific Seamstress
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Tailored Totes
Tailored Totes
Tailored Totes
Tailored Totes
Tailored Totes

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight stitching, cutting rectangles to specific dimensions

Pattern Description:

he Case Study series revolves around a container design that is sturdy, yet soft. With a padded core and simple cuboid shape, the architecture lends itself to a number of storage and transport applications. The straightforward construction process involves basic sewing and crafting techniques. A number of looks from clean utilitarian to boutique designer are possible depending on fabric and embellishment choices.

The Tailored Tote is a stylish, functional, durable means of toting items galore, including:

Art supplies
Beach gear
Baby items
Wrapped Food and beverages
Sewing/Knitting supplies
General purse stuff

The interior structure makes the bag stand upright, even when empty. With lots of exterior and interior pocket options (including divided pockets for crayons, pencils, and pens), you can truly tailor this bag to your specific needs.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16"w x 10"h bags with handbag and shoulder bag strap options.


  • -Light to medium weight fabric -Heavyweight fusible interfacing -Fleece -6mm Craft Foam

You Will Also Need:

  • -Magnetic Fastener Set for the closure (optional) -Fabric marking pen/pencil -Regular glue Stick -Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks -Cutting implements for fabric and foam