The Trigger Tote

from Ms. Elaineous

The Trigger Tote Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a consistent 1/2" seam
  • Sew a gusset

Pattern Description:

Why spend a fortune buying a tote bag when you can make your own!?

In this pattern, you'll learn how to sew a gusset and add decorative straps. It's a great project for anyone looking to take their sewing to the next level and for experienced sewists. I provide some tips along the way - so you can add begin to master certain techniques (gussets and decorative straps).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" x 12"x 4"


  • A heavy-duty drop cloth
  • Fabric for lining
  • 1" buckles

You Will Also Need:

  • magnetic snap (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened Sew You Can where I taught sewing lessons. I closed my studio in 2012 to focus on designing patterns. You can follow me at

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