Sewing Pattern by Noodlehead
Pattern name – Makers Tote
Finished Item – Carry-All Tote in Two Sizes – looks similar to an old style Doctors Bag
Paper Pattern and Instructions only, does not include fabrics or notions
This carry-all tote is for the makers, the creatives, and the go-getters. It’s my spin on a classic doctor’s bag, but designed with handy on-the-go storage in mind. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this tote will be sure to keep whatever you need close at hand and organized. Please make note of the recommended skill level for this particular pattern.
Zippered back pocket
Top zipper closure (optional)
Great for portable craft supply storage!
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Should be confident at sewing bias binding, previous bag making experience will be helpful. Check out my tips + tricks video! + Approx.
Finished Dimensions: 16” W, 13” H, 7 ½” deep (12” W, 10”H, 6” deep – Small)
+ Requirements based on 44” wide fabric. FQ=Fat Quarter=18″ x 22″ ( ) = indicate requirements for small size tote
Exterior fabric, 5/8 yard (1/2 yard)
Lining fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard)
Pocket fabric, 1 1/4 yards (1 yard)
Accent fabric (includes binding and handles, 1/2 yard)
Fusible Woven Interfacing (20″-wide), 1 1/2 yards
Fusible Mid-weight Interfacing (44″-wide), 1 yard
ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable (or Pellon FlexFoam -20” wide), 1/2 yard or 1 yard of Pellon
18” separating “Jacket” zipper (14” for small)***
10” non-separating zipper for tote back (7” for small)
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton Canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, twill, home dec or quilting cotton for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining and pockets.
Additional supplies + tools: Thread, water-soluble pen, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, turning tool, (2) 1/4” x 5” strips of leather/ribbon for zipper pull(s), denim needle, (1) size 24 pronged metal snap set, *** = can substitute 2-3 additional sets of snaps if not installing zipper, snap setting tool, binder clips, pinking shears, washable fabric glue stick, 25mm bias tape maker, ¼”-wide fusible web tape
Paper pattern version includes instruction booklet with step-by-step instructions and professional illustrations, rotary cutting instructions/measurements for all pattern pieces (just cut and sew, no need to cut out paper pattern pieces!), full-color cover sheet, all tucked into a resealable poly bag. Paper pattern is shipped via USPS.
Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished sewn items made using this pattern (on a home-based scale), credit to Anna Graham www.noodle-head.com is appreciated!