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We're Ali & Courtney. We met 7 years ago when we became neighbors on Whitewood Road in Richmond, VA. We bonded over a love of sewing, wine, and reality TV. We hope that you will enjoy making our bags ...

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Whole Shebang Totebag

from WOW Wives of Whitewood
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Whole Shebang Totebag
Whole Shebang Totebag Whole Shebang
Whole Shebang Totebag Side View with Ties
Whole Shebang Totebag Pieced Band, Side Ties and Top Handles
Whole Shebang Totebag Optional Zipper Closure
Whole Shebang Totebag Rectangular Band, Side Snaps Side Handle

Pattern Description:

This was the very first bag we designed, so it has a special place in our hearts. We wanted to design a bag with so many customizable details that you could sew it over and over with completely different effects, and we think we achieved just that.

The Whole Shebang is a large multipurpose totebag with fully customizable outer and inner pockets, top or side straps, optional zipper closure, side ties or snaps, optional piping, and keychain clip. The finished size is about 14" x 20" x 10". We have made Whole Shebangs that are serving as gym bags, diaper bags, beach bags, market bags, and light overnight bags. The possibilities are endless!

This is a PDF pattern with16 pages and over 40 color photos.

Items made from this pattern may be sold in limited quantities by independent crafters only. Please credit "Wives of Whitewood Pattern" in all sales.

(c) Copyright Wives of Whitewood 2014. All Rights Reserved. This pattern is intended for personal use. No part of this pattern may be shared, copied or redistributed in any manner.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" x 20" x 10"


  • For 44/45" Wide Fabric:
  • 1 5/8 Yards + 2 Fat Quarters Outer Bag with Pieced Band -‐OR-‐ 1 5/8 Yards Outer Bag with Rectangular Band (Fabric A; 2 Fat Quarters)
  • 1 5/8 Yards Lining without Zipper -‐OR-‐ 1 7/8 Yards Lining with Recessed Zipper (Fabric B)
  • 1/4 Yard Top Straps -‐OR-‐ 3/8 Yard Side Straps (Fabric C)
  • 1/4 Yard Bottom Cover -‐OR-‐ Pieced Together Leftover Fabric (Fabric A or B)
  • 1/8 Yard Snaps -‐OR-‐ 1/8 Yard Ties (Optional) (Fabric C)
  • NOTE: You can conserve a lot of fabric by choosing all of your options and creating your own cutting diagrams before deciding how much yardage to buy.
  • 1 Yard Pellon Fusible Fleece (987F)
  • 1 5/8 Yards Pellon Craft Fuse Interfacing (808)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 - 16" Separating Zipper (Optional)
  • 2 - 12mm or Larger Snap (Optional)
  • 1 - Keychain Clip (Optional)
  • 2 - 2 1/2" Yard Packages of Corded Piping (Optional)
  • 1 - 18" X 9" Cardboard or Mat Board

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