This petite tote is perfect for stashing a knitting project and a few essentials. The small shape fits snugly under your arm and the curved lines really play up its feminine design. The zippered front pocket holds those little items you want to keep secure and easy to access—while adding a fun detail—and its flat bottom makes it easy to set on a table. You’ll love keeping this tote by your side!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
+ Approx. Finished Dimensions: 10¾” [27.3 cm] tall, 10” [25.4 cm] wide and 5½” [14 cm] deep (measured at oval base)
*formerly published in Making Magazine as “Making Bag”, Issue No. 6/Black & White
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.
5/8 yard [.57 m] Exterior Fabric
¾ yard [.69 m] Lining Fabric (includes interior pocket)
1 yard [.91 m] Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)
½ yard [.46 m] Fusible Fleece Interfacing (Pellon 987-F – 44”-wide)
(1) 6” [15.3 cm] zipper for interior zip pocket
(1) 8” [20.5 cm] zipper for exterior zip pocket
1¼ yds [1.2 m] of 1½” [3.8 cm] wide cotton webbing (for handles)
Recommended Fabrics: Canvas (7-9 oz. weight) for exterior fabric. Quilting cotton for Lining.
Additional supplies + tools: Cutting mat, gridded ruler, rotary cutter, pinking shears, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, polyester thread, Sewline glue pen
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