Beachcomber tote & Handbag

The Beachcomber Tote & Handbag are beautiful, classy and spacious bags! They feature two exterior slip pockets, an interior slip pocket and a large zipper pocket. And everything is secure with a recessed zipper panel. I use a fabulous technique of creating the recessed zipper panels so they come out perfect every time!

This pattern is for the Intermediate Sewist. You'll need to know how to sew a gusset on a bag, determine interfacing requirements and be open to learning new techniques. Don't let any of this discourage you ... I have a Facebook group (JOIN HERE) that I'm active in and have very helpful members.

My pattern features:

• ALL pattern pieces

• a Cutting List (to use instead of the rectangular pattern pieces - to save the trees!)

• Labels for cut fabric

• colorful and clear diagrams for most steps

• small Notes section on each page

I hope you enjoy my pattern!

•••NOTE••• This is for a digital product ONLY.

$7.77

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Finished Dimensions: 

Handbag - 13"W x 11"H x 3 1/2"D

Tote - 16 1/2"W x 14 1/2"H x 4"D

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: I strongly recommend quilt weight cotton for the exterior and lining. Oilcloth and vinyl covered fabric can be used but I recommend sewing in quilting weight cotton the first time to get familiar with the pattern, specifically the gussets. 

Fabric & Woven Interfacing Requirements: (measurements are approximate and don’t account for directional and/or fussy cutting)

HANDBAG

EXTERIOR - 1 YARD

LINING - 1 YARD

CONTRAST - 1/2 YARD

WOVEN 20” wide  - 3.5 YARDS OR Woven 44” wide - 1.5 YARDS

PELLON FOAM - 20” x 22”

PELTEX - 7.5” x 2.75”

TOTE

EXTERIOR - 1 YARD

LINING - 1.25 YARDS

CONTRAST - 1 YARD

WOVEN20” - 5 YARDS

WOVEN44” - 2.33 YARDS

PELLON FOAM - 20” x 36”

PELTEX - 10” x 3.5”

HARDWARE & SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS

HANDBAG

#5 zipper - 18”

#3 zipper - 11”

1.25” gate rings (connectors are 1” wide if using other hardware)


OPTIONALLY:

Metal zipper end

4 purse feet

Rivets

TOTE

#5 zipper - 21”

#3 zipper - 14”

1.25” gate rings (connectors are 1” wide if using other hardware)

OPTIONALLY:

Metal zipper end

5 purse feet

Rivets

Recommended Supplies:

• Double Sided Tape (DST) or Washaway Wonder Tape

• School glue stick

• Pencil or similar marking utensil 

• Wonder clips

•••NOTE••• This is for a digital product only. Feel free to make and sell your Beachcomber Totes & Handbags. Credit is appreciated but not necessary.