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Tough Tote


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Skills Needed

  • Binding
  • Pockets
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

**this purchase is for PDF pattern only, NOT a finished item! this PDF file is downloadable immediately upon purchase and cannot be refunded** Your purchase includes: -13 page PDF pattern with color photos and detailed instructions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - WARNING: due to both the materials and construction method, seams are very thick! If your machine has trouble with thick seams, this may not be the pattern for you. DESCRIPTION The Tough Tote 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. And since it utilizes webbing and pre-made binding, this is 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • 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) • RECOMMENDED SKILLS: -basic sewing skills: you should be familiar with sewing from patterns along with common sewing and general bag-making terms • SPECIAL NOTES: - double-fold bias binding: this pattern uses store-bought bias binding. While the cut-list includes the size for cutting your own, there are no instructions within the pattern for making your own bias. • 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
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: