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Tough Tote & Flaptastic Pouch BUNDLE


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Binding
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

Get the bundle and save $1 (buying both patterns separately would normally be $14 USD) **this purchase is for PDF patterns only, NOT finished items! this PDF file is downloadable immediately upon purchase and cannot be refunded** Your purchase includes 1 .ZIP file containing: -13 page Tough Tote PDF pattern -16 page Flaptastic 4-in-1 Pouch PDF pattern -1 page Flaptastic Pouch Supplemental PDF page - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TOUGH TOTE This pattern duo includes the Tough Tote pattern which maps out the soft bodied ‘classic tote’ design but utilizes durable materials and seam binding construction for a quick-to-sew utilitarian tote that’s made to last and has a lining that doesn’t slip around. It utilizes large body pieces and an extra base layer to ensure longevity. This tote has an open top with key clip and zipper pocket inside for added organization. Utilizing webbing and pre-made binding makes it the pattern you’ll reach for when in need of a weekender, heavy hauler, or gift that is both speedy and sure to please everyone on your list! FEATURES • No Interfacing • Foldable Body • Box Corners • ‘Stay Put’ Lining with Seam Binding Construction • Interior (unlined) Zipper Pocket • Key Clip • THICK SEAMS! (consider what your machine can handle) • FINISHED SIZE: 20”L(14” at base) x 5.5”W x 12.75”H • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner • SUPPLIES: see photo for supplies and notions list • RECOMMENDED FABRICS: durable medium to heavy weight fabrics ***DO NOT USE QUILTING WEIGHT COTTON*** -exterior ex: waxed canvas, duck canvas, home décor, -interior ex: ripstop, pack cloth, cordura, home décor, linen canvas for seam binding use grosgrain or double fold quilting cotton for seam binding (anything heavier will be difficult to sew) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FLAPTASTIC POUCH The Flaptastic Pouch is all about fun and whimsy with a big splash of practicality. It has a slim profile with a main zippered compartment large enough to carry small essentials. The clear vinyl flap zip pocket (which inspires its name) is bound with double-fold bias fabric and provides a unique way to see and store small items. A slip pocket for flat items sits safely tucked behind the clear pocket. While this pouch’s back snap tabs allow it to be used in four different ways... when paired with the Tough Tote the Flaptastic adds more organization, personalization, and utility! Snap to your tote when on the go, and unsnap it and carry it alone when you only need a clutch. And with three flap styles to choose from, you can create the perfect look: classic plain, glitter-filled for some extra fun, and animal-face which mixes art and sewing for an adorable novelty look! FEATURES • 3 Flap Styles: plain, glitter-filled, & animal-face • 4 Ways to Wear: clutch, shoulder/crossbody, hip bag / fanny pack / bum bag, & tote add-on • Clear Front Zip Pocket • Slip Pocket • Secure Zippered Main Pocket • Key Clip • Adjustable Strap • FINISHED SIZE: 9”W x 5.5”H • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced & Adventurous Beginner • SUPPLIES: see photo for supplies and notions list • RECOMMENDED FABRICS: quilting weight cotton for exterior and interior fabrics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • RECOMMENDED SKILLS: -basic sewing skills: you should be familiar with sewing from patterns along with common sewing and general bag-making terms -zipper and snap installation -sewing with vinyl -working with double-fold bias: patterns use pre-made bias binding. While the cut-list includes the size for cutting your own, there are no instructions within the pattern for making your own. • SPECIAL NOTES: -I recommend a 16 Gauge Clear Vinyl for the Flaptastic. Otherwise look for a clear vinyl that can bend but wants to hold its shape and doesn’t easily wrinkle. -Flaptastic animal-face style: check out the included supplemental guide for examples of different mediums to use, but I most recommend acrylic/oil-based paint pens or cut adhesive vinyl if you have a die-cutting machine. • FOR EXTRA SUPPORT: join other sewists on my FB Group • TERMS OF USE Handcrafted items made in small-scale production can be sold by the sewist if they have purchased an authorized copy of this pattern from Bitter Candy. I would appreciate a credit on online tags/listings to Bitter Candy Design. Do not share, sell, or otherwise distribute the pattern.

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Bitter Candy
Hi, I’m Elizabeth, creator and designer behind Bitter Candy Design. I started sewing in 2015 and fell in love with its creative process, becoming addicted from that point on! Located in Naples, Florida I work on a lovely Juki, cheered on by my sweet husband and two dogs named Mado & Paku. So welcome, I hope you find joy here in my designs! Stay connected, share photos, and ask questions: