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Truffle Tote by CloBird Designs


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Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Fundamentals
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

This ADVANCED BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE bag is the perfect tote to take on travel or carry for business. At 16" wide, Truffle will fit magazines, most laptops and file folders. The ingenious center divider is anchored on all 3 sides so nothing will go sliding where it doesn't belong. Truffle boasts 7 separate locations to store everything you need. With a hidden zipper pocket, front snap pocket and slip pockets, organization is a snap! The detachable crossbody strap has the added detail of snaps for the connectors to keep them secure when the strap is not in use. The connectors then become a handy source for your keys or a babies binky. A favorite feature of this bag is the size and space to feature a large scale print, embroidery, paper piecing or patchwork. So much room to really make a splash. As with all CloBird patterns, the instructions are full of color photographs and clear, detailed directions to get you from the fabric auditioning to "WOW!" Over 70 photos to walk you through the fiddly bits. In addition to the pattern, CloBird Designs has a very active Facebook Group that is always there to help and cheer you along the way. You can join the group here: Additionally, you can find great fabric, hardware and kits in our store: As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds. This purchase is for the pattern only and NOT for the finished bag. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FROM THE TESTERS: * A very attractive way to carry loads of necessary stuff. * The perfect way to organise your life in your bag! * If Truffle was around when Mary Poppins was still a nanny, this would be her bag! * More storage pockets than a storage locker (and waaaay prettier) * If you love order and organization, then this IS THE ONLY PATTERN you will need, ever! * Truffles are just as perfect in bag form! * A home for everything that usually rolls around at the bottom of your bag * Life is hectic enough with out having a hectic handbag too, make yourself a Truffle! * Truffles are delicious chocolates, exquisite mushrooms AND Bag patterns! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Zipper Installation General Sewing Terminology Knowledge of interfacing helpful SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16" wide x 14" tall x 3.5" deep

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 1/4 yards exterior fabric, 100% quilting cotton (44" wide) or canvas weight
  • 3 yards lining and contrast fabrics, 100% quilting cotton (44" wide) or canvas weight
  • 5 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon ShapeFlex101 aka SF101)

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CloBird Designs
My earliest memory of crafting was making my first construction paper headdress at Thanksgiving when I was about 4-years old. I've been hooked on creating ever since. There isn't a time in my life that I haven't had some creative project in process. Today, I focus on writing sewing patterns for handbags and accessories and thoroughly enjoy the process, from conception to launch. My goal is to create unique designs with instructions that are easy to follow that will also teach you a new tip or technique along the way! I have a very active Facebook group where we share our successes and discuss our challenges. It is a kind and helpful group that have bonded over our mutual love of all things sewing and craft related. I do hope you will join as there as well. You can find us here: Thank you for coming by! I am grateful for your support, encouragement and inspiration. Karis