The Waterlily Waxed Canvas Tote by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns (Printed Paper Pattern)
The Waterlily is a large sized tote that can be made in waxed canvas, cork, vinyl, regular cotton fabric or a combination of these materials.
It has one exterior zippered pocket hidden under a small flap, and 2 large slip pockets on the back. It has 2 top carry handles and one removable adjustable strap.
The interior of the bag has a zippered main closure, one interior zippered pocket and 3 interior slip pockets.
If you'd like to learn more about working with waxed canvas, you can read THE tutorial here:
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern consists mostly of rectangle shapes, therefore, there are only 2 printable pattern pieces. The remaining pieces are cut to measurement to save on paper and avoiding a very large document. If you intend to make this bag often, I recommend preparing your own templates out of card stock or something similar.
- 1/2 yard waxed canvas or cotton fabric
- 1/4 yard cork or vinyl (you can use fabric if you prefer)
- OPTIONAL: 40” of 1.5” Webbing for HANDLE
Lining fabric: 1 yard quilt weight cotton
Note: all fabric quantities will vary depending on fabric width and fabric print (for fussy cutting).
- 1/2 - 1 yard fusible fleece (46” wide)
- 4-6 yards fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
- 11” W x 4.75” H Peltex or similar
*quantities of interfacing vary significantly depending on whether you are using waxed canvas or fabric for your bag’s exterior
Notions and supplies:
- (2) 1.5” swivel clasps
- (1) 1.5” rectangle slide
- (2) 1” D-rings
- (2) 14” zippers
- (1) 8” zipper (#3 dress zipper)
- (1) metal zipper end
- OPTIONAL: Rivets
Measurements: 11” W x 14.5” H x 5” D
SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for an intermediate sewist. Preparation time will likely take the longest because construction is fairly straightforward, consisting mostly of straight lines. It will take approximately 5-6 hours for your first, less time for subsequent bags.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH only.
Bag Lock and Snap Instructions:
- Magnetic Snaps (see the video here)
- Turn Locks and Flip Locks
- Press Locks (Mama, Papa, and Baby Lock)
- Large Bar Locks
- Tongue Locks (Thumb Catch, Press Lock)
- Half Moon Magnetic Snaps
Bag Label Insertion Instructions:
- Attach a Metal Bag Label (See Video Tutorial Here)
- Attach our "Script" Style Metal Bag Label (See the video here)
Miscellaneous Bag Bling Instructions:
- Add Zipper Sliders/Pulls to Zippers-by-the-Yard
- Make a Hanging Tassel
- "Edge Connector" Strap Anchors
- "Edgwena" Strap Anchors
- "Long John" Strap Anchors
- "Diamond" Strap Anchors
- "Top Edges" Strap Anchors
- Bridge Connectors/Bridge Anchors
- Metal Edge Trim
- Attach Zipper Ends/Cord Ends
- Metal Oval Handles
- Strap Ends - Pointed & Rectangular
- Strap Keepers
- Screw Together Grommets
- How to Use Giardini Edge Paint
- How to Use a Rivet Hand Press
- How to Set Double-Cap Rivets using Hand Tools
- How to Use Our Emmaline EB-FUSE Woven Interfacing
Emmaline Pattern Sew-Alongs/Video Tutorials With Janelle:
- Glacier Base Bags Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Base Bags Part 2 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Mountain Saddle Bag Sew-Along
- Laney-Jane Bag Sew-Along
Get more Bag Hardware tutorials & Sewing Tutorials HERE.
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